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If you are no longer in full time employment and live in Sevenoaks or the surrounding area, we can offer you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enjoyable social, mental and physical activities.  Our membership has grown to around 900 in the years since 1994 and new members are always welcome.
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Site Updated:

 30 April, 2021

Latest News

Latest News From the Groups
Corona Virus Updates. For latest advice click on the tab below
 

 

  • Forthcoming Events

    Many of our activities are currently operating as virtual Groups using Zoom

      2021

     

     28th April

     General Meeting (Zoom)

     10th May

     Science Open Meeting (Zoom)

     17th May

     Computer Group Meeting

      25th May

     General Meeting

     24th June

     AGM (Zoom)

     

     

     

    Calendar

     

     

  • Corona Virus and Group Activity

    There have been further amendments and restrictions put in place across each Nation of the British Isles. The table available from this link shows at-a-glance what the new three tier system means as of 30th October 2020.
    On the Third Age Trust  website you will find various ideas on how to keep  things going during this time and to make you aware of the support and guidance that is available to you.

    https://www.u3a.org.uk/covid-19-advice-on-u3a-activities
    Further Information on Sevenoaks U3A Group activities during this closed period can be found from this link.
    For Group Organisers wishing to continue maintain Group Activity using Video Conferencing tools the National Office have provided a number of guides and tutorials as follows:
    How to Zoom
    Keeping in Touch -Video Conferencing
    On Line Tutorials
    Keeping in touch - Other Resources
    For Those who missed the Apple Group Seminars a DVD has been produced. More Details can be found via this link.

    U3A Day - This is being provisionally rearranged for June 2021
    24th June AGM - Postponed - This is planned for the 28th October
     

  • Executive Committee

    Minutes of all Executive Committee Meetings are published on the website. They can be found by clicking on this link.

    At the special AGM on 28th October 20209, the Executive Committee was confirmed as follows:

    Chairman -  Nick White
    Vice Chairman -   David Taylor
    Treasurer -  David Lowe
    Secretary -  
    Chris Dance
    Trustees
    Membership Secretary  - Jill Davies
    Groups Organiser - Elaine Knight-Elston
    Social Chairman - Pam Walshe
    Meetings Manager- Barbara Coleyshaw
    Communications -  David Taylor
    Publicity & External Affairs  - Rob White

     

  • Event Reports

    We welcome reports of events to place on the website.  You will find those reports on the Study Group News page
    For  reports  of events from 2019 and earlier years please follow this link to the Archive page and click on the relevant year tab..
     

  • AGM Documents

    Minutes of any  AGM are approved by those in attendance at the following year’s AGM, normally held in June. The minutes of the 2018 AGM (approved at the 2019 AGM) can be accessed here

    Due to the Convid-19 situation The 2020 AGM was held in October 2020. The Minutes will be reviewed at the next AGM. This is normally held in June 2021.
    The 2020 Trustees report is available from the following link.
    2020 Trustees Report
     

  • Beacon System

    Sevenoaks U3A is using the Beacon database system for administrative purposes. This is progressively being populated and is currently used for Membership, Group records and News distribution. Further enhancements  will be added in due course.

    For more Information see the page on Beacon

    If You have Permission to access the Sevenoaks Beacon system you can use this link

  • National & Local U3A Events

    The National office has undertaken a re- branding exercise and our new new logo is reflecting the change.

    Details for events and visits can be found from the links below.

    Kent Network Events

    Tunbridge Wells U3A have relaunched their Local walks booklets. For more details see flyer
     

    SE Region Events
     

    National Events

    National U3A Day - Postponed from June. This will now be held in 2021

For National & Regional U3A Information Click on the Tab (right)

SEVENOAKS  U3A INFORMATION

Local News - Many of our Theatre group members will be aware that the STAG theatre is struggling for survival and they are planning to put on some performances over the next few months. For more details see the flyer.

Covid: During recent months many of our Group activities have continued. Those activities conducted outdoors have continued and followed social distancing guidelines. For indoor groups many have adapted their activities to use Video Conferencing tools and by this social contact has been maintained.
A new website Greysnet has been launched with support of the National Lottery to help people stay connected during the current Corona Virus lockdown . For more information on the Corona virus and our U3A click on the Tab in the Right Hand column maintained.
The Tech Support Team have prepared some notes -  ‘Zooming Advice and Tips’ for members who may wish to use Video Conferencing for their groups
 

  • Why Should I Join?
    • You can make many new friends in a congenial and relaxed atmosphere;
    • You can participate in a wide range of interest groups;
    • You can attend all our open talks;
    • You can go on day trips or extended holidays organised by our Social Committee & other groups;
    • You will receive our Monthly Newsletter
       
  • How does Sevenoaks u3a Work?
    • We have around 900 members and run around 90 different interest groups from Arts & Crafts to Wine Appreciation, any of which you can apply to join;
    • u3a is a volunteer-led organisation & all groups run on a self-help basis - members are expected to contribute to the group(s) they choose to join;
    • Members have the opportunity to share their skills and life experiences;
    • We run Monthly Open Meetings with invited speakers on a wide range of subjects;
    • We also run Open Meetings each month for Science and Computing;

      For a more detailed description of how our u3a works, go to the Want To Join page on this website.
  • How do I Keep Up-to-Date?
    • Look around this website;
    • You will receive an annual handbook which lists all our groups together with the contact details of all the group organisers;
    • You will receive a monthly newsletter either by email or by post.
  • How Do I Find Out More?
  • How Can I Join?

    To find and download an online membership application form go to the Want To Join page;

     

    Explore our site and the Group Categories below

     

See our new supplementary Connect and Learn Website dedicated to providing information that will be of interest to our members.

Connect and Learn

We have over 90 Groups. Find out about them by Clicking on the Group Category Picture below. A number of groups have vacancies. For more details please contact the relevant Group Organiser directly for the group(s) you are interested in.
  Note: Groups will also be listed in the latest Handbook issued in August of each year.

Arts & Crafts

Computing

Culture & Society

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Games & Physical Activities

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History

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Languages

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Music & Theatre

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Photography

Science & Technology

Visits

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Wine Appreciation

Literature & Writing

Newsletters

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  May 2021 Newsletter
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