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Knole U3A AGM
25th June 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Bridge for Pleasure (Sevenoaks U3A)
27th June 2018 9:50 - 12:15

Computer Group AGM
28th June 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Science Group
5th July 2018

Bridge for Pleasure (Sevenoaks U3A)
11th July 2018 9:50 - 12:15

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  • Computer Group

    Computer Group

    30th May 2018

    Knole U3A Computer Group is looking for members for 2018/9. Sessions, 4th Thursday of the month, are intended to cover computer and digital technology related subjects for the beginner to the experienced. Sessions will mainly be led by the Group members themselves. Please complete the questionnaire here if you are interested in joining the Group - this will help in planning sessions for the year ahead. ...

  • Industrial Heritage Group kick off its research about the Royal Navy

    Industrial Heritage Group kick off its research about the Royal Navy

    18th May 2018

    Since its formation some three years ago as a spin off of the Science Group, Industrial Heritage Group members have undertaken a substantial amount of research on past industries of Kent and the Wealden area. Topics have included the iron industry, Tanning, Glass making, Kent windmills, the...

  • London Studies 1 go backstage at the National Theatre

    London Studies 1 go backstage at the National Theatre

    15th May 2018

    One of the great pleasures of being a member of a London Studies Group is you get to see a fantastic range of buildings and sites in London. For their April trip London studies had a backstage tour of the National Theatre organised by Roz Gooding – particularly interesting if you are a regular...

  • Historic Houses Group visit Charterhouse

    Historic Houses Group visit Charterhouse

    27th April 2018

    Earlier this year the Historic Houses Group visited Charterhouse in London. Walking around Charterhouse Square, it’s difficult to believe that this was once (14thC) a ‘plague pit’. A Carthusian Monastery was founded here in 1348, only to be closed again in 1537, after the Reformation. It was later...

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  • Industrial Heritage – The Influence of Geology and History on Architecture

    9th April 2018

    Knole’s Industrial Heritage Group members undertake research on a topic and then present their findings in the form of a 45-60 minute presentation to other members. To date their research has focused on the former industries in Kent and the wider Wealden area. For her third talk since the...

    • Ightham Mote – A medieval moated manor house
    • St Dunstan church, West Peckham – Late Anglo Saxon Tower
    • Rochester castle – built with Kentish Ragstone in the 11th century
  • Science Group meeting – What has the chemical industry ever done for us?

    Science Group meeting – What has the chemical industry ever done for us?

    5th April 2018

    The Science Group talk in April by Dr Peter Dixon (a member of Knole), took us through some of the vital chemicals used in the complex supply chain to produce the humble soft drinks container for a well known brand of tonic water. Fortunately, we did not have to understand the chemistry behind...

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