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  • The Day Walking Group take a 7 mile stroll and visit Haysden Park

    The Day Walking Group take a 7 mile stroll and visit Haysden Park

    20th January 2020

    The Day Walking group braved the rather damp weather in January and had their first walk of the year which embraced a good deal of Haysden Country Park just to the west of Tonbridge. Its 161 acre area encompasses a range of habitats including river, grassland, freshwater lakes, marshland and woodland, The park has amazing biodiversity and a great place for a walk, bird-watching and plant spotting – some 300 plants and fungi, over 150 bird species, some 200 invertebrates, six fish species, 26 mammals and six reptiles/amphibians are listed in the Management Plan for the Park. Have a visit yourself and see how many birds, insects, flowers and mammals you can spot! ...

  • MOT3 getting into the Christmas spirit

    18th December 2019

    After the recent trips to fashion and jazz events, it was time to get into the festive spirit and have a few drinks! Some MOT3 members went to Westerham Brewery for a tour and tasting. We had tokens in exchange for our ticket,s which in turn could be exchanged for food, beer or wine - and then the...

  • London Studies 2

    London Studies 2

    11th December 2019

    Our December jaunt was a 'Christmas lights and windows walk' around famous shopping arcades finishing at Handel's church, rounded off with a lunch at Davy's of St James (some retail therapy was undertaken!) We would like to recruit a few more members so if you are interested in visiting...

  • MOT3 - and all that jazz....

    8th December 2019

    On 8th December some members of MOT3 went to St Mary's church at Halstead for their Christmas Jazz Carol Concert which is an annual fund raiser for the church and it was packed with enthusiastic people ready to have a festive sing along to popular songs and carols which everyone...

  • Yet more fashion for MOT3

    5th December 2019

    Another outing this time to the Fashion and Textile Museum to see an exhibition about Zandra Rhodes - another big influence on fashion. This exhibition is to celebrate her 50 years in the textile and fashion business and whether her style and designs apppeal to you there were some stunning...

  • Science Group get a briefing about innovative nuclear reactors and hold its first quiz night!

    Science Group get a briefing about innovative nuclear reactors and hold its first quiz night!

    5th December 2019

    Knole’s Science Group has just completed its 7th year of organising and hosting a wide range of talks and the December talk by Dr Mel Draper CBE was particularly rewarding. Dr Draper gave us a thorough briefing about the research underway to develop innovative nuclear power reactors that offer...

  • Gresham College Seminar Programme gets underway

    Gresham College Seminar Programme gets underway

    4th December 2019

    Knole started a new monthly seminar series last November using the Gresham College lectures - held on the second Wednesday of the month, 2-4pm at Holmesdale Bowls Club. The session starts with a viewing of a chosen talk, followed by a discussion and tea. The available lectures cover a wider...

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  • The Kent History hear all about the Making of Kent

    The Kent History hear all about the Making of Kent

    4th December 2019

    The Kent History Group aim to study Kent’s socio-economic and industry heritage through research, field studies and visits to sites across the county. The format of the meetings is that one or two members research a topic and then give a talk to the group. For their November and December...

  • London Studies 1 hear all about the symbolism of the Painted Hall

    London Studies 1 hear all about the symbolism of the Painted Hall

    27th November 2019

    The November visit by London Studies 1 to the Old Royal Naval College, ably led by Anne Green, was a particularly fascinating educational experience as the group was given an excellent talk on the symbolism behind the painted interior of the Painted Hall. The Hall was built as a grand ceremonial...

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  • Fashionistas - that's MOT3!

    20th November 2019

    Several members of MOT 3 visited the Mary Quant exhibition at the V & A and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. For some of us it was looking back to the clothes we were wearing in the sixties and how Mary Quant together with Vidal Sasoon influenced fashion at the time to a huge extent and created a...

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