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11th June 2020 10:30

Knole U3A 11th AGM
22nd June 2020 14:00 - 16:00

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  • Things to do while self isolationg

    1st May 2020

    We usually have in the website a list of suggestions for local trips and trips to London, and also highlighting group news about their visits and planned activities. As the current crisis has severely curtailed these activities, we thought we would put together a guide to ‘things we can do while we are all self-isolating’ which members might find helpful. If you have other ideas and suggestions for the next Newsletter, please let us know. They would be gratefully received! Keep fit Many of us are managing to get out regularly for short walks but some may find this difficult for a range of reasons. There are many simple exercises you can do indoors without special equipment. Currently, BBC radio 5 live sports extra is running a programme of physical activities for older people at – ‘10 Today’ – repeated from 5am – 9.45 am. You can catch up on how to do these simple 12 minute daily exercises on the BBC Radio website. Youtube.com also has a number of 10, 20, 30 minute exercise...

  • Gresham College Talks

    Gresham College Talks

    1st May 2020

    We started a new monthly seminar series last November using the Gresham College lectures. The available lectures cover a wider range of topics including geology, astronomy, medical advances, psychology, music, film, mathematics, information technology, environmental issues and a broad range of...

  • London Studies Booklet

    London Studies Booklet

    1st May 2020

    All our eight London Studies groups had to cease their programme of study visits to London in March. These are some of our most popular groups and all members derived a good deal of enjoyment from these visits both from the opportunities to study and visit fascinating buildings in London and the...

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  • Things to do while you Stay At Home

    Things to do while you Stay At Home

    25th March 2020

    Ideas for Groups During these challenging times and to help to maintain most of our Groups, we have been researching ideas. Here are some you might like to try Video Communication Skype Facetime Whatsapp Zoom(Up to 40 people can join a meeting of 40mins or more for...

  • Recommended reading from Poetry Group 1

    Recommended reading from Poetry Group 1

    24th March 2020

    Following the reading recommendations from Book Group 1, here are a few from Poetry Group 1: Diarmaid Macculloch’s Cromwell. Anna Pasternak The American Duchess Ben Macintyre The Spy and the Traitor ( or any other of his books) Amor Towles A...

  • Computer Group Meetings CANCELLED

    24th March 2020

    Please note that all Computer Group meetings planned for 2020 have been CANCELLED until further notice. ...

  • RIVERHILL GARDENS, SEVENOAKS – GOLDEN HOURS OPENING

    RIVERHILL GARDENS, SEVENOAKS – GOLDEN HOURS OPENING

    21st March 2020

    Sarah Rogers of Riverhill Himalayan Gardens gave an excellent talk to our U3A at the February monthly meeting. In response to the Coronavirus, Riverhill has just announced they will open the gardens between 8-10 am from Wednesday to Sunday for the exclusive use of those who are over 70 or in the...

  • BOOK GROUP 1 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HELP IN SITTING OUT THE CORONAVIRUS

    BOOK GROUP 1 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HELP IN SITTING OUT THE CORONAVIRUS

    21st March 2020

    These are books that the group have read recently and in general were well received. Why not give them a try. All these books are available to download onto Kindles and iPads or hard copies are available from Amazon. Who knows if the libraries will remain open, so those of us not out and about...

  • The Day Walkers manage to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine

    The Day Walkers manage to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine

    16th March 2020

    Ably lead by Terry Coen, the Knole Walking Group clocked up a further nine miles this month walking across the chalk hills between Shoreham and Eynsford then back along a section of the splendid Darent Valley Path. The walk offered fine views of the Darent Valley and signs of Spring were...

  • Monthly Meeting 23rd March - CANCELLED

    15th March 2020

    The Knole committee has decided to cancel the meeting due on Monday 23rd March, at St Nicholas Church, Sevenoaks. We will try to reschedule the speaker later in the year. This is a decision we regret but is in line with government policy on minimising contact at this stage of the...

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