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Knole U3A AGM
28th September 2020 14:00 - 14:30

Sevenoaks Computer Group - Virtual meeting
19th October 2020 14:00 - 15:00

Monthly Meeting
26th October 2020 14:00 - 16:00

Monthy Meeting
23rd November 2020 14:00 - 16:00

Monthly Meeting
25th January 2021 14:00 - 16:00

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  • 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 everywhere. Along the path above Shoreham were lovely patches of Sweet Violet (Viola odurata), many of which had a lovely fragrance, and a few plants of the white variety (Viola dumetorum – if you spot it has a purple spur) - For Violet lovers you could also spot the Common Violet (Viola riviniana). This violet has no fragrance and can be identified by the notch on the flower spur that the Sweet Violet does not have. This spring had been an excellent year so far for wild flowers with many varieties flowering early. Why not take a walk for some exercise during this time of self-isolation and see what plants you can spot. Look out for Wood Anemone, Lesser Stitchwort, Dogs Mercury and Wild Strawberry...

    • 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...

    • Marine Police
    • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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