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Trip to Battle of Britain Museums
12th September 2018

Coffee Morning
13th September 2018 10:30

Knole U3A Open Afternoon
24th September 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Science Group
4th October 2018 14:30 - 16:30

Coffee morning
11th October 2018 10:30

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  • Industrial Heritage Group visit Chatham Dockyard

    Industrial Heritage Group visit Chatham Dockyard

    16th July 2018

    The Industrial Heritage Group visited Chatham Dockyard in June following a well researched talk about the dockyard from John Stambollouian. The Royal Navy’s presence at the dockyard over several hundred years supported a wide range of industries to keep Britain’s Navy afloat, including rope making, ship building, iron working, plus numerous trades devoted to provisions including copious quantities of beer! The research programme of the group commencing in October will include a study of some of the trades that worked at the dockyard in the past. The first of these is on Ropemaking by Lionel Parks. Chatham Dockyard is well worth a visit throughout the year, especially with your grandchildren The rope walk, Chatham ...

  • Walking Groups

    Walking Groups

    16th July 2018

    Our Walking groups have clocked up a good deal of miles since Knole started in 2009 and we are fortunate we have a number of groups covering walks to suit most of our members, from a gentle stroll on easy going ground to the more challenging, but nevertheless enjoyable day walks of some 10...

  • London Studies 1 – A Bankside and Southwark day out

    16th July 2018

    London Studies is one of our U3A’s most popular activity with seven groups visiting London a month and studying the history of our capital city. For their June visit London Studies 1 members had their own researched guided tour of historic Bankside and Southwark. First up was a building few...

    • Old London Bridge seat and Keats statue at Guys Hospital
    • The Kirkaldy Testing and Experimental Works
    • Hopton Alms Houses, Hopton Street Bankside
  • Garden Group visit the lovely garden of a former workhouse

    16th July 2018

    Our Garden Group have visited a good many major gardens in Kent over the past few years but it is often the smaller gardens of that participate in the National Garden Scheme that prove to be of special interest.Their visit in June to the “Garth Pleasure Grounds” in Lingfield organised by Roz...

    • The former Workshouse in  Lingfield
    • One of the tranquil walks in the Garth Pleasure Ground
    • Wollemia pine -  only discovered in 1994
  • Science For All  members visit Barts Cancer Research Institute for a specially organised seminar

    Science For All members visit Barts Cancer Research Institute for a specially organised seminar

    15th July 2018

    For its February meeting Knole’s Science for All talk, was by Dr Stuart McDonald of Bart’s Cancer Research Institute. The talk on ‘Why is Cancer difficult to treat” was followed up this month by a visit to his research laboratory for a half day seminar and laboratory tour. Following a...

  • Knole Book Club Summer Reading Recommendations

    Knole Book Club Summer Reading Recommendations

    12th July 2018

    Our three books groups seem to get through a sizeable library each year and many will be of interest to a wider audience. A few of the ‘road tested’ books for summer reading are listed below. " The Muse " by Jessie Burton. This was her second book following "The Miniaturist". The book...

  • 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...

  • 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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