Palmers Green & Southgate


Research participation request.
(Received 23 October 2019)

Click on the poster Research into cognitive abilities to see it full size.

This study is looking at differences in attention and memory for different age groups and it is open to members over 65 years.

Click the link for further information


From September 2019 U3A Newsletter

Barbara Lewis

It is with much sadness that the Trust has been advised by Stewart, Barbara’s husband, that she passed away after a yearlong fight with cancer.

Barbara was a much loved and respected Chairman of the Trust between 2012 and 2015. She will be remembered for her passion for making the wider world aware of the benefits of U3A membership.

A full appreciation of her high profile contribution to the U3A will appear in the November issue of TAM. Meanwhile, on behalf of the U3A membership, the Trust sends its condolences to both Barbara and Stewart’s family and friends.


Public involvement in Research

Open to both members of the public and researchers working at or affiliated with Imperial College. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

In collaboration with the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), the NIHR Imperial BRC Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) has developed a series of Public Involvement in Research training sessions (suitable for both Imperial researchers and patients/members of the public), which will be co-delivered with a member of the public.

These sessions offer people the chance to learn more about how to get involved with research at Imperial College London. Because they have been designed as a series; we recommend that people attend as many as possible.

An outline of the upcoming training sessions are shown below but more details can be found on the PERC Training Site here or by clicking the green button ‘I would like to visit the PERC TRAINING SITE’.

Click here for more information.


Research Study into subjective cognitive decline
(Received 8th June 2019)

Participants are asked to complete an online survey which should take about 40 minutes.

Are you aged 60 years or over?

Are you currently experiencing difficulties with your memory and/or attention?

Have you discussed this with your GP or attended a memory clinic and been told that there is nothing wrong with your memory and/or attention?

If yes then we would really like to hear from you.

We are researchers in Division Psychiatry at University College London and a have developed an online survey that will ask you a series of questions about your difficulties with your memory and/or attention, your mood, your satisfaction with life and various other psychological factors. This should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in taking part then please click on:

Subjective Memory Loss survey

Participant Information

If you complete the survey, you will be invited to enter into a draw for one of eight Love2Shop vouchers worth £50 each.


Can we predict Parkinson’s Disease?

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London are reaching out to U3A to support the launch of the next phase of a ground-breaking study for Parkinson’s disease. PREDICT-PD uses a series of online tests to identify ways to predict Parkinson's disease and understand who might be at highest risk.

The researchers are looking for U3A members aged 60-80 years who do not have Parkinson’s.
Participants just need to register on the website and read the information sheet before completing the online tests.

For any queries contact or to take part go to


Social Prescribing & the NHS

What role can the U3A movement play in the current debate surrounding Social Prescribing?

Social prescription is for people who visit their GP but who would benefit from friendship, learning and exercise instead of drugs or medicine.

We wanted to let you know that the National NHS Website has put a link to the U3A, in the section dealing with loneliness in older people.

NHS Loneliness