Welcome to HGS U3A

HGS U3A, serving Hampstead Garden Suburb and adjoining areas in North-West London, is open to all who are retired or semi-retired. Join a community that enjoys learning and offers an opportunity to meet new people, make lifelong friends, and be part of a worldwide movement.

“Thoroughly enriching — am so pleased to have joined”

Annual General Meeting

HGS U3A’s AGM will be held in the Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, North Square, NW11 7AA at 10.00 am on Thursday 28 July. More details.

Topical Talks are Back

Topical Talks are open to all members of HGS U3A. Most talks are online using Zoom, but we hope to restart in-person meetings in the near future. Please see our Meetings and Events page.

Back to In-Person Meetings

Many groups, including Bridge, table tennis, Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, and wine appreciation, are now meeting in well-ventilated and comfortable halls. Some meetings remain on Zoom for the time being, but others are adopting a hybrid approach—with some members meeting in person, while others join them online. Click this link to see a timetable of group activities, which indicates whether meetings are in-person, online, or hybrid.

Term Dates for 2022–23

Term dates apply only to groups that meet in hired halls. Groups that meet on Zoom or outdoors can continue throughout the year.

  • Summer 2022: 25 April – 22 July
  • Autumn 2022: 12 September – 16 December
  • Spring 2023: 9 January – 31 March
  • Summer 2023: 24 April – 21 July

Learn & Enjoy

To browse the groups by subject, click the following links:

Keep in touch with other members by joining the private HGS U3A Facebook Group.

“I’m doing things that I was too embarrassed to do before”

What our Members Like about HGS U3A*

  • “Learning and social development”
  • “Expert teaching, caring and friendly leader”
  • “Camaraderie”
  • “Professionally run. Charming and interesting people”
  • “Appreciate the time and effort organisers put into making the group event a success”
  • “Inspiration and commitment from leader”

* Taken from a Member Survey


There is a search facility on this website on the Groups, Meetings and Events and News sections.

Make a donation

We welcome donations, both financial and physical such as Bridge tables. If you wish to make a donation please contact our Chair.