Knole U3A is part of the University of the Third Age, the organisation that is synonymous with activities for retired and semi-retired folk who’ve been through two ages and are keen to embrace the third – that of further education, creative and leisure activities and FUN.
No qualifications are needed, just enthusiasm, curiosity and a willingness to contribute. U3As are run by the members for the members. Everyone does their bit.
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Knole has grown rapidly since its inception in 2009 and now has around 501 members (71% women, 29% men).
97% of our members have an email address and 80% content to receive our publications (newsletter and flyers) by email.
We now have 80 groups embracing a wide range of cultural, educational, social and physical activities – and 10 in the pipleline!
The membership subscription of £16 per annum has stayed the same since the inception of Knole in 2009
Our U3A could not operate successfully without the support of members serving on the Committee, running groups and group members sharing the organisation of activities, together with others undertaking a myriad of support roles including producing and distributing this newsletter, looking after the website, providing refreshments and the monthly meetings and other events, assisting at the monthly meetings, Open Afternoons, the AGM and special events such as the July Summer Party. All excellent team work!!
The membership comes from some 50 towns and villages within 25 mile radius of Sevenoaks High Street – and a few further away e.g. West London, Folkstone and Leatherhead
Non members can also attend the Science for All talks as a “tasting" for seeing how a U3A group works.
As well as group activities we hold monthly meetings where we have the opportunity to listen to outside speakers, catch up with chums and enjoy a cup of tea and home made cake.