Barnet University of the Third Age

Barnet U3A offers people no longer in full-time employment an opportunity for life-long learning, friendship and hopefully some fun.

The key aims of BarnetU3A are:

  1. 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.
  2. To demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment to be gained and the new horizons to be discovered in learning throughout life.
  3. To celebrate the capabilities and potential of older people and their value to society.

Does this describe you?

  • Are you retired or semi-retired?
  • Do you want to be active (socially, mentally, physically)?
  • Would you like to join one or more of our many special interest groups?
  • Would you enjoy outings to theatres and concerts or visits to Stately homes?

Then Barnet U3A is for you!

Founded in 2007

Barnet U3A (BU3A), set up at the end of 2007, has grown very rapidly and the current membership is just over 1400. There are over 150 groups from which to choose. The meetings are at convenient times and at venues all around the northern part of Barnet. Costs are low because our activities are organised by our members who freely share their skills and expertise. Once a month we have a general meeting open to all members where we normally have a guest speaker.

The Barnet U3A (BU3A) Committee has taken a policy decision that only fully paid up members can participate in any BU3A activity, including Interest Groups.The only exception to this policy is that a non-member can attend a maximum of two BU3A Monthly Meetings, before being required to apply for membership.

A group for you!

See what the Groups have to offer, visit the Membership page, then Contact Us.


Monthly Meeting – Thursday July 7th

Paul Baker


The Battle of Barnet – 1471

Paul gave us a wonderful talk on the Battle of Barnet.  The battle changed the course of english history and according to Paul was the decisive event in the ‘War of the Roses’ the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
Paul began with the background to the battle and then gave us  a detailed description of the how the king Edward IV defeated his Lancastrian enemies.

The talk was completed with an outline of the aftermath to the battle which after secured the throne for another 14 years . Yorkist rule was eventually ended by the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. The victor  Henry Tudor  (Henry VI was the father of Henry VIII and we all know what happened next ….

Paul is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker  and we are very fortunate to have him as member of Barnet U3A
Another great monthly Meeting.

How to find Ewen Hall

Below is a map showing the location of Ewen Hall. It is short walk from the high street in High Barnet. Numerous buses stop near the hall including the 107,307,263 and the 184.


The Barnet U3A is a Registered Charity (No. 1129309) and is
one of 702 U3As in the UK affiliated to the Third Age Trust (Reg. Charity No. 288007), the national parent body, which now has over 200,000 members.

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