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”

Topical Talks are Back from January

We are delighted to announce the resumption in January of Topical Talks, which are open to all members of HGS U3A. Our first speaker will be Dame Jenni Murray talking about her latest book, Fat Cow, Fat Chance: How I Took Control of the Battle with Obesity — the Science and Psychology of Size. For details and registration, please see our Meetings and Events page.

Back to In-Person Meetings

We are taking an active, but cautious, approach to resuming 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. If you haven’t already joined HGS U3A, now is a good time to do so. It’s very reasonably priced (£25 a year for individuals, £40 for two at the same address). Follow this link for details of how to join.

Term Dates for 2021–22

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

  • Autumn: 13 September – 12 December 2021
  • Spring: 10 January – 1 April 2022
  • Summer: 2 May – 22 July 2022

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.