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Knole U3A AGM
28th September 2020 14:00 - 14:30

Sevenoaks Computer Group - Virtual meeting
19th October 2020 14:00 - 15:00

Monthly Meeting
26th October 2020 14:00 - 16:00

Monthy Meeting
23rd November 2020 14:00 - 16:00

Monthly Meeting
25th January 2021 14:00 - 16:00

Latest News from the Groups

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  • NEW GROUP - The Knole Botany Group

    NEW GROUP - The Knole Botany Group

    9th September 2020

    Interested in finding and the botanical identification of wild and naturalised plants in Kent? This is the group for you. Members will learn how to confidently identify and record plants. This will be a very practical group with meetings outside in small groups and visiting a range of sites in our area. Some of the early preparatory meetings will be via Zoom. Advice will be given how to start recording plants using nationally agreed botanical standards. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us. The first meetings will take place in October at dates to be agreed by the members. Subject to interest we may also have visits to sites outside Kent. Alan Heyes botany@knoleu3a.org.uk ...

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  • The Garden Group visit a garden created by Vita Sackville West

    The Garden Group visit a garden created by Vita Sackville West

    8th September 2020

    For its first garden visit for several months, Knole’s Garden Group visited a superb historic garden close to home – Long Barn at Sevenoaks Weald village. The current owner, Rebecca Lemonius, gave us an excellent talk on the history of the house and garden with the house itself dating back to the...

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  • Half-day Walking Group enjoy the countryside around High Elms

    Half-day Walking Group enjoy the countryside around High Elms

    3rd September 2020

    The Half-day Walking group enjoyed the countryside between Farnborough and High Elms with a pleasant five and half mile stroll through fields and woodland this month. The Nature Reserve there is great for seeing orchids and other wild flowers in early July. The High Elms Country Park through...

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  • Book Club 1

    Book Club 1

    9th July 2020

    We have had several ZOOM book group meetings and are getting used to this "modern way" of communicating. Of course it's a compromise but it means we can keep our group going and apart from discussing the books we have read we enjoy catching up with each other. Unfortunately we have lost two of...

  • Monthly Meetings

    9th July 2020

    As reported in the June Bulletin, we intend to resume Monthly Meetings as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so. Meetings are scheduled from October onwards and we have provisionally bookings for St Nicholas from that month but it is likely our monthly meetings will be unable to be held until...

  • Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Sevenoaks

    Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Sevenoaks

    9th July 2020

    Sarah Rogers gave us a fascinating account of the history and development of Riverhill Himalayan Gardens at our last monthly meeting in February. The gardens are now open again, looking lovely, and well worth a visit – not just for the excellent gardens, but the fine views across the Weald. You...

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  • Things to do this Summer

    9th July 2020

    Now that a number of venues are able to open albeit with restrictions here are a few suggestions for starting to get out and about this Summer. RHS Gardens The Royal Horticultural Gardens (RHS) are now open along with their plant centres so why not have a day out at the lovely gardens at both...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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