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19th April 2021 14:00 - 16:00

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17th May 2021 14:00 - 16:00

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  • The Kent History hear all about the Making of Kent

    The Kent History hear all about the Making of Kent

    4th December 2019

    The Kent History Group aim to study Kent’s socio-economic and industry heritage through research, field studies and visits to sites across the county. The format of the meetings is that one or two members research a topic and then give a talk to the group. For their November and December meetings, Audrey Dreher gave two excellent well-researched talks on the Making of Kent encompassing its geology and the history of the county from its earliest human habitation to the Norman Conquest. What was particularly fascinating about her two talks was learning how the county has kept its pre-Roman name and its boundaries have changed little since it was a kingdom in the early Saxon period. She explained how the county had been shaped over time by the exploitation of its mineral wealth, land use, and most notably, by it position between London and the continent. ...

  • London Studies 1 hear all about the symbolism of the Painted Hall

    London Studies 1 hear all about the symbolism of the Painted Hall

    27th November 2019

    The November visit by London Studies 1 to the Old Royal Naval College, ably led by Anne Green, was a particularly fascinating educational experience as the group was given an excellent talk on the symbolism behind the painted interior of the Painted Hall. The Hall was built as a grand ceremonial...

  • Fashionistas - that's MOT3!

    20th November 2019

    Several members of MOT 3 visited the Mary Quant exhibition at the V & A and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. For some of us it was looking back to the clothes we were wearing in the sixties and how Mary Quant together with Vidal Sasoon influenced fashion at the time to a huge extent and created a...

  • November Committee Minutes

    12th November 2019

    November Committee Minutes are now available for members - log in and click here ...

  • Gallery Group 1 go to the Hayward Gallery

    Gallery Group 1 go to the Hayward Gallery

    12th November 2019

    The exhibition visited was ‘Bridget Riley’ - which brought together paintings, drawings and preparatory works of this innovative British abstract artist, spanning seventy years. The exhibition began by reflecting on the early influences on Bridget Riley of the techniques and colour used by...

  • Members' Festive Lunch

    8th November 2019

    Details are now available for the Members' Festive Lunch - click here to see the calendar entry (members can log in and will be able to download the flyer/application form). ...

  • Last Call for Holiday Makers!

    Last Call for Holiday Makers!

    7th November 2019

    There are just a few rooms left for the 2020 Knole U3A Holiday. If members are interested, please login and follow this link Knole U3A 2020 Holiday. If the remaining spaces are not taken up soon they will be offered to other U3A organisations. ...

  • The Half Day walking group struggle with a gate!

    The Half Day walking group struggle with a gate!

    5th November 2019

    The half day walking group led by Janet Willcox enjoyed another circular walk of five and a half mile around Edenbridge in October. The countryside around Edenbridge is excellent walking country with a myriad of footpaths available to construct a number of walks of various lengths from just a few...

  • Historic Houses Group visit a Modernist House

    Historic Houses Group visit a Modernist House

    5th November 2019

    The Homewood is a delightful, authentic modernist house in Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JL. Designed by architect Patrick Gwynne for his parents in 1938, and was given by Gwynne to the National Trust in 1999. Our visit to 'A House on Stilts' was enjoyed by all. Built and furnished in the classical...

  • The Strollers enjoyed a late summer walk in Petts Wood

    5th November 2019

    There are many walks in most National Trust managed woods and Petts Wood is ideal for a stroll at any time of the year. We particularly wanted to see the memorial to William Willett. It was his early work in 1907 that paved the way for the government to think of British Summer time. In 1914,...

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