Barnet u3a

An organisation for improving the lives of the Retired and Semi-Retired

About Barnet u3a

All you need to know

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. A key aim of Barnet u3a is 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

Monthly Meetings

Ruth Bourne
Talking about life in the Women’s Navy in WW2 and at Bletchley Park

 Thursday November 4th 10.30

The Monthly Meeting recordings are available here


Many Groups have resumed normal activities

There are some groups operating through social media such as WhatsApp and online conferencing tools like Zoom.



There are nearly 200 interest groups from which to choose. The meetings are , when we are not locked-down, at convenient times and at venues all around the northern part of Barnet.



Barnet U3A is NOT a university. We have a wide range of groups engaged in what might be called leisure pursuits for example Gardening, Board Games, Pilates and lots of Walking Groups



The social side of Barnet U3A is central to our success. At the moment we are restricted to online interactions however in pre-pandemic times – We had Quizzes, Xmas dinners and social events. Virtually every group had  a social dimension. 

Outings, Trips and Cruises

Barnet u3a has an absolutely brilliant Outings and Trips team. Pre-Pandemic they offered  an incredible range of activities:

  • Trips to wonderful Gardens
  • Short breaks
  • Cruises to Europe

Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meeting  Thursday November 4th 10.30am

Ruth Bourne

Talking about life in the Women’s Navy in WW2 and at Bletchley Park

Please look at the meeting details for information about the arrangements we are planning to keep us safe

Future Meetings

2 December 2021

Lorna Oakes

BU3A member and Eygyptology Group Coordinator

Talking about “Myth and Religion in Ancient Eygypt”

6 January 2022

Colin Lomas

Art historian and Ealing U3A member

Talking about Gabrielle Munter and Wassily Kandinsky- German Impressionists.

3 February 2022

Steve Richards, Political Commentator, Journalist and Author

Talking about his new book: “The Prime Ministers We Never Had”


The Monthly Meeting are  normally   on the first Thursday of the month. The Meeting begans  at 9.45 am in Ewen Hall where tea/coffee and biscuits were available. The talk starts at 10.30 am.
In the hall, you can book Outings, find out about new groups from the Groups team, discover what is happening in the London U3A region.  The membership team are on duty to answer queries and register new members.

Non members are  welcome to come to these meetings, to find out more about Barnet U3A