of the Third Age

North West London

Burnt Oak, Colindale, Edgware
 Golders Green, Hendon,

Mill Hil, Stanmore, Wembley


Please click here to go to the Registration Form


Correspondence for NW London U3A

should be sent to

11 London House, Canons Corner, Edgware, Middx HA8 8AX

Messages can be left on 020 8958 2234


  1.    Classes which do not maintain a minimum regular core attendance may be subject to cancellation, at the discretion of the Study Group leader
  2. Your membership card should be carried at all attendances
  3. Prospective members are admitted to one session free of charge. Thereafter it is necessary to join NW London U3A }
  4. From time to time Information Bulletins are provided at locations (including private houses giving updates on programmes and visits. Please look out for these Bulletins
  5. Groups meet at Glebe Hall, Stanmore on both morning and afternoon on Tuesdays, and on Wednesday mornings including the "lunch period". For this reason members are welcome to bring food with them when attending these sessions, and may also purchase refreshments and drinks at economic prices.


If you pay income tax of any sort, on pension, investment etc then this will cost you nothing, but it will give us another 25% on your subscription, courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs, and also of the Charities Commission with whom we are a registered charity.

If you haven't, or are unsure as to whether you have or not, ring 020-8958 8488 or email:



Groups meet at Glebe Hall, Stanmore Buses 142 and 340 stop nearby.

KENTON (Art Class)

At Harrow & Wembley Progressive Synagogue, Preston Road, Kenton


Groups meet at, Fellowship House, 136a Willifield Way
(short walk from Temple Fortune)

Buses 82, 102, 460, and H3. Parking available in Willifield Way.

Buses 82, 102, 460, H3

Parking available in Willifield Way


Some meetings are held in private accommodation in

Edgware, Finchley, Hendon, Kenton, Mill Hill and Stanmore.

Details are available by contacting the group leaders

at the phone numbers given in the programme.


From time to time Information Bulletins
are provided at locations (including private houses)
giving updates on programmes and visits.  
Please look out for these bulletins.

Groups meet at Glebe Hall, Stanmore on both morning and afternoon
on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings including the ‘lunch period’.  
For this reason members are welcome to bring food with them
when attending these sessions
and they may also purchase refreshments and drinks at economic prices.




The Universities of the Third Age (U3As) in the United Kingdom are autonomous,
self-help organisations run by the voluntary efforts of their members.  
All U3As are members of the Third Age Trust (a Registered Charity)
which is their national support and advisory body.  
The word “university” is used in its original sense of people coming together
to share and pursue learning in all its forms.  
U3As have the following aims and guiding principles:-


    To encourage and enable older people no longer in full-time paid employment
to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience.

To demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment to be gained
and the new horizons to be discovered in learning throughout life.

To celebrate the capabilities and potential of older people and their value to society.

 To make U3As accessible to all older people.

To encourage the establishment of U3As in every part of the country
where conditions are suitable and to support and collaborate with them.

Guiding Principles.

U3As are guided by the following principles.

1.    Programmes.

    U3As offer learning activities which reflect members’ wishes
and which aim to  satisfy the widest possible range of interests: educational,  
cultural, recreational, physical and  social  (Laslett Principles 6,9,14 & 15).

U3As seek resources appropriate to their learning; from their own memberships;
from the Trust’s national support systems; and from outside organisations,
both local and national.  (Laslett Principle 12)

    U3As make use of new technologies as they become available.

2.    Purpose, Styles and Methods of Learning.

    The pleasure of learning is a driving force in the work of U3As.  

U3As neither require nor award any qualifications.  (Laslett Principles 2, 8 & 14).

By sharing their learning, U3A members help one another
to develop their knowledge, skills and experience.  (Laslett Principle 1).

U3As arrange and support their own programmes ~
as appropriate to their chosen learning activities.  (Laslett Principle 10).

U3A members regard themselves as both learners and teachers.  (Laslett Principles 1 & 7).

3.    Funding.

    U3As are funded in the main by the subscriptions of their members.  
Funding from outside sources may be sought on occasions
and is accepted only if there are no conditions attached
which might conflict with the Trust’s aims and guiding principles. (Laslett Principle 3)

Members undertake themselves, without payment,
the many and varied tasks  necessary to run their U3A.  
Usually, paid tutors are engaged only when special expertise is necessary
to ensure the health and safety of members taking part in certain activities,
when U3As do not have an appropriately qualified member available.  (Laslett Principles 4 & 5)

4.  Reaching Out.

    U3As take every opportunity to promote the benefits of learning later in life
and the  attractions and advantages of the U3A way of learning.
 They make membership available to the whole spectrum of older people in their communities.  
(Laslett Principles 2 & 8).

U3As keep in touch with members and former members who, for a variety of reasons,
can no longer take part fully in U3A activities;
in order to maintain their interest in learning
and to offer friendly support, a fundamental part of U3A life.  (Laslett Principles 7).

As appropriate, U3As offer voluntary assistance in learning activities
to educational and cultural bodies in their communities.  (Laslett Principles 5      and 7).

U3As collaborate with institutions such as museums, galleries, libraries,
in learning partnerships in which both U3As and the institutions themselves
may benefit through research, advancement of knowledge
and mutual respect for capabilities. (Laslett Principles 6, 13 & 14).

U3As engage with local and national government departments
and other agencies that formulate lifelong learning policies
and practices in order to influence
those that relate particularly to learning in later life. (Laslett Principles 12 & 15).

U3As are ready to collaborate with institutions undertaking research
into ageing  and the position of older people in society.  (Laslett Principles 16 and 19)                          

 5.  Association.

    U3As collaborate with each other to share expertise and facilities
and offer systems of   support.  
They may form themselves into regions or neighbourhood associations.
 (Laslett Principle 18).

    U3As work, individually or together, to establish and support new U3As.

Brian Prince (Chairman)


Jose Berger
(Vice Chairman)

020 8958 2234

Sidney Budd (Treasurer)

020 8958 8488

Diana Ayres

020 8452 2017

Caroline O’Gilvie
(Minutes Secretary)

020 8954 5388

Ade Pye
(Programme Coordinator/Lecturer)

020 8346 6869

Pearl Silver

020 8416 3477

Sheila Dobin (Visits)

020 8204 5643

Jack White

020 8202 2075