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OPEN GROUPS

PLEASE NOTE

Open Groups are for all Sevenoaks U3A members.  You do not have to sign up for these groups as you would with specialist groups. Just turn up on the day.

Car parking is always difficult at both Otford and the Bat & Ball Community Centre, so please share cars if it is at all possible.

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SUGGESTIONS

We welcome input from members with suggestions as follows :

  • Speakers for Monthly Meetings

  • Speakers for Science Meetings

         

  • Visits they have undertaken with other societies and which may be of interest to U3A members

  • Topics for Study Days or New Groups

  • Bridge For Pleasure

    BRIDGE FOR PLEASURE

    Intermediate level Chicago Bridge.  These sessions will appeal to players of some experience who want to improve their Bridge in a friendly atmosphere.  The group meets in Otford Village Hall.  A small charge covers the hire of the hall and coffee.  Open Group.

    Contact :   Sue & John Christy

    Meetings :   Wednesday,   2nd & 4th,   09.50 - 12.15

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  • Computer Group

    Computer Group Meetings - which are open to all members of Sevenoaks U3A - are held at Otford Village Memorial Hall, normally at 2 p.m on the third Monday of each month (October to May)Entrance £2, includes tea.  There is usually a talk on a topic of interest, followed by a question-and-answer session.  Talks are normally illustrated and projected onto a large screen.  Members may also raise problems they are having with their computers.  A reciprocal agreement with Knole U3A means that members both U3A organisations are welcome to attend each other’s Computer Group meetings.
    For more information, contact Michael Davies.

    COMPUTER GROUP PROGRAMME 2017/18

    2017

    October 16th

    Internet Security

    Inspector Finnis (Kent Police)

    November 20th

    Genealogy

    David Williams

    December 18th

    Photos Using Phones

     

    2018

    January 22nd

    Mapping

     

    February 19th

    File Management

    Don Scales

    March 19th

    Microsoft Word

    Elaine & Charles Knight-Elston

    April 16th

    Presentations/Powerpoint

    TBC

    May 21st

    Backup

    Tony Fishpool

  • Monthly Meetings

    MONTHLY MEETINGS are held in the Community Centre at Bat and Ball, Sevenoaks, on a Wednesday afternoon, 2-4 pm.  After the talks, tea and home-made cake are served, free of charge, and members may sit in the Small Hall, where tables and chairs are provided.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CARS ARE LEFT IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE CAR PARK AT THE OWNER’S RISK.  MAKE SURE THAT CARS ARE LOCKED AND ANY VALUABLES ARE LEFT OUT OF SIGHT.

    2017 - 18 MONTHLY MEETINGS PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    September 27th

    Open Afternoon

     

    October 25th

    Making of “Warhorse” - the film.

    Andy Robertshaw

    November 22nd

    Schoolgirls in WW2

    Mary Smith

    December

    No Meeting

     

    2018

    January 25th

    China

    John Gittings

    February 28th

    Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures

    Michael Smith

    March 28th

    20 Years at a Garden Centre

    Jacqueline Aviolet

    April 25th

    Antiques - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    Janie Ramsay

    May 23rd

    Mountaineering - A Walk in the Clouds

    Kev Reynolds

    June 27th

    V1’s and V2’s - including Dramas in Sevenoaks

    Bob Ogley

  • Science Group

    SCIENCE GROUP MEETINGS

    Meetings start at 2 pm.
    They are held in the Otford Village Memorial Hall Club Room.
    Entrance fee £2, including tea.
    The group usually meets on the second Monday each month, between October and May, for talks on a wide range of scientific and technology topics.  In addition to the talks, one or two visits are arranged each year to places of interest.  There are, also, occasional special events.

    The Science Group has an open membership (no need to ‘sign up’) and all members of Sevenoaks U3A are welcome to attend any of the meetings and to join group visits.

    2017 - 18 PROGRAMME

    October 9th

    Nitric Oxide  an Unexpected Biological Mediator

    Prof Salvador Moncada

    November 13th

    Restoration of the Medieval Glass in Canterbury Cathedral

    Leonie Seliger

    December 11th

    Facial Recognition

    Jo Livingston

    2018

    January 15th

    Hip Replacement

    Paul Gill

    February 12th

    Antique Scientific Instruments

    Vic Burness

    March 12th

    Breaking Tunney and Public Cryptography

    Prof Malcolm MacCallum

    April 9th

    Wye Bugs - Why Plants Talk to Insects

    Mike Copland

    May 14th

    Bloodhound SSC Update

    Mary McKinley

  • Walking (Ambling)

    WALKING (AMBLING)

    Our circular walks cover about 4 miles in 2 hours, taking time to admire and appreciate places of interest and the countryside.  An optional pub lunch follows at a local pub.  We encourage members to contribute ideas and lead walks.  Open to all U3A members and details of monthly walks are advertised in the newsletter and on the Calendar page of this website.

    Contact :   Grahame Lee

    Meetings :   Wednesdays, 3rd, 10 am.

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  • Walking (Half Day)

    WALKING (HALF DAY)

    A two and a half hour walk of about five miles followed by an optional lunch at a nearby pub.  Members are encouraged to lead walks of their own choice.  This is an Open Group, and details of the walks are normally provided in the monthly newsletter, or in the Calendar section of this website.

    Contact :   Nick White

    Meetings :   Monday,   4th,   10 a.m

    Email the Half Day Walking Group Organiser

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  • Walking (Strollers)

    WALKING (STROLLERS)

    A gentle walk of about one and a half hours, starting at 11 am, followed by a pub lunch, if desired.  Members are encouraged to take turns in leading the strolls.  Sensible walking shoes are required (not wellingtons).  We frequently pass through fields with animals, thus we are unable to take dogs.  An email contact is needed in case of alteration/cancellation due to adverse weather.  Details are normally posted in the Calendar section of this website.

    Contact :   Anne Gutteridge

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   3rd,   11 am.

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