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Monthly Meeting
23rd April 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Bridge for Pleasure (Sevenoaks U3A)
25th April 2018 9:50 - 12:15

Computer Group
26th April 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Science Group
3rd May 2018 14:30 - 16:30

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

Latest News from the Groups

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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 group was established three years ago, Audrey Dreher gave a talk about the influence of geology and history on Kent Architecture. The talk was a tour de force of the history of Kent building design from the humble stone megaliths of the Medway Valleys, via Roman villas, Saxon churches, Norman Castles and magnificent wooden houses of the Medieval and later Tudor period. Audrey took us through how the buildings were constructed and how the material used in their construction were sourced. She aptly described the complex skills needed to build these pre industrial revolution buildings involving a deep understanding of the nature characteristics of stone, wood, iron, glass and making...

    • 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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  • Gallery Group – 1   Visit to Amedeo Modigliani Exhibition

    Gallery Group – 1 Visit to Amedeo Modigliani Exhibition

    13th March 2018

    This year I have taken over from Jean Heyes who has very ably lead our group for the past 7 years. Our most recent meeting was a visit to the excellent well presented Modigliani exhibition, displaying his drawings, paintings and sculptures. This distinctive artist was born in 1884 in Italy,...

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