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  • 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 Gentleman in Moscow Sarah Bakewell How to Live J L Carr How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers won the FA Cup, A Month in the Country, The Harpole Report Eric Newby Love and War in the Apennines Martha Gellhorn Travel with myself and another Helen Dunmore The Betrayal / Exposure Francis Spufford Golden Hill If you have a book or books you enjoyed reading why let us know and we will circulate details to our members. Happy reading! ...

  • 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...

  • The Day Walkers manage to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine

    The Day Walkers manage to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine

    16th March 2020

    Ably lead by Terry Coen, the Knole Walking Group clocked up a further nine miles this month walking across the chalk hills between Shoreham and Eynsford then back along a section of the splendid Darent Valley Path. The walk offered fine views of the Darent Valley and signs of Spring were...

    • Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)
    • White variety of the Sweet Violet showing its purple spur
    • Sweet violet (Viola odurata)
  • Members Visit the Cartoon Museum and the earliest Police Station in Britain

    Members Visit the Cartoon Museum and the earliest Police Station in Britain

    26th February 2020

    The London Studies 1 group got off to a good start for its January and February meetings with two excellent visits to the Cartoon Museum and the Marine Police Museum in Wapping. The Cartoon Museum in Wells Street is well worth a visit and covers the early history of cartoons in the late 18th...

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    • Cartoon Museum
  • Historic Houses Group's Grand Day Out

    Historic Houses Group's Grand Day Out

    24th February 2020

    U3A Historic Houses Group had a Grand Day Out in London this month, in the lovely Blue Plaque area, north of the West End. The Rudolph Steiner House was interesting and unusual. Designed to be different, it is a reflection of the Swiss Philosopher’s wish to keep to a simple, individualistic...

    • Rudolph Steiner House
    • Rudolph Steiner House
    • Hertford House
  • Birdwatching Group Brave Puddles

    16th February 2020

    The Birdwatching Group enjoyed a trip to Nutfield Marshes on 7th February. They were guided by Michael, an old friend of the group who works for Surrey Wildlife Trust. We enjoyed a circular walk around the reserve and saw 39 species of birds including a wigeon, several snipe and a Greater...

  • The Science Group hear all about Architectural Glass

    The Science Group hear all about Architectural Glass

    6th February 2020

    Knole’s Science Group were formed nearly 10 year ago and in that time organised a comprehensive series of talks on science and technology issues. The current programme that commenced last October has already covered such diverse topics as Looking for life in space, Mathematical modelling of the...

  • Kent History Group

    Kent History Group

    5th February 2020

    Knole’s History Group aim is to research and then give talks on a wide range of industrial and socio-economic history directly relevant to the county. Recent talks researched by its members have included the early history of the country, the salt industry and the history of the development of the...

  • A prize is a prize after all - isn't it?

    A prize is a prize after all - isn't it?

    24th January 2020

    Several members of MOT2 and MOT3 attended a quiz at Hadlow Manor Hotel organised by Tonbridge Lions as a fund raising event and unfortunately our knowledge did not match our enthusiasm and we won the wooden spoon prize! But it was a fun evening and we enjoyed it. The questions, we felt, were...

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