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  • National U3A Day
    National U3A Day

    The very first national U3A Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in U3As across the country – was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020. However, due to the Corona Virus Outbreak our Sevenoaks U3A events have been cancelled

    Each U3A had been invited to mark the day by showcasing what they do – from displays, parades, flashmobs or performances – the day will show all the learning, activities and fun that make the movement so amazing.

    As a result of this cancellation Sevenoaks U3A plans to offer an alternative event at an Open Afternoon in the Autumn. More details will be posted in due course.

    Date: 15th March 2020

     

    Sevenoaks U3A Events CANCELLED - see note

  • 2020 Science Seminar

    Science Seminar 3rd  June - Corona Virus - Update

    We will not be going ahead with the Science Seminar planned for the 3rd June and this has been cancelled. We are making arrangements to re-arrange this for the Autumn - late September or early October.

    Please continue to monitor our website and this page for further information and updates.

    The Science Committee 15th March 2020

  • Wren & the Romans

    Visit Wren & the Romans - 27th March
    This visit has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the Autumn. Please look out for further announcements - 13th March 2020

    On Friday, March 27th, we have organised an all day visit to four of Christopher Wren’s beautiful City Churches guided by Blue Badge Guide, Tim Kidd. We begin our tour in the morning with

    • coffee at St Mary Aldermary,
    • then continue to St Mary le Bow (pictured),
    • St Mary Abchurch and
    • finally St Stephen Walbrook.

      For the afternoon we have tickets for the recently-opened Temple of Mithras (the Mithraeum), beneath the Bloomberg Space, Walbrook.

    If you would like to join the trip, a full itinerary for the day can be found on the PDF file on this page, complete with a tear-off booking form. Bookings should be made before February 28th.

    Wren & the Romans

     

    St Mary-le-Bow Church
  • Ireland Holiday 2021

    Book of Kells

    Joyce Allen has provided a brief smmary of a possible holiday to Dublin and the surrounding area in May 2021 and would like to know the extent of interest in this proposal.
    Please contact Joyce by email at social@sevenoaksu23a.org.uk to let her know whether such a break might appeal to you.
    We have been offered a trip to Ireland next year, departing from Gatwick Airport. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Dublin close to the Wicklow Mountains (14 single rooms and 15 twin-bedded rooms).
    The approximate cost is 699 half board (with a supplement of 99 for a single room).
    DAY 1
    Flight from Gatwick (coach from Sevenoaks).
    Visit to Russborough House and Gardens.
    DAY 2
    Brief introductory tour of Dublin, including a visit to Trinity College, where the Book of Kells can be seen. In the afternoon a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland.
    DAY 3
    Visit to Powerscourt Gardens in the Wicklow Mountains and an exhibition in the house, followed by a visit to Glendalough.
    DAY 4
    Visit to Dublin to see the castle, state apartments and the Chester Beatty Library. Visit to the National Botanic Garden of Ireland, or a free afternoon in Dublin.
    DAY 5
    Morning visit to the Irish Emigration Museum.
    Flight home in the afternoon.

  • Science Open Group - RNLI Presentation

    On Monday 10th February the Science Meeting talk was given by Malcolm Vincent President of the RNLI. This talk immediately followed storm Ciara and in the news headlines that weekend was the mission the Hastings Lifeboat undertook to attempt the rescue of a person on a surfboard. In so doing the lifeboat very nearly capsized but it manage to recover and carry on.
    During the talk we were given detailed information on the Shannon class lifeboat (the same as the Hastings craft), its self-righting capability and other design details that enable such craft to operate in the most severe conditions.
    Our members were suitably impressed and in recognition of the voluntary nature of RNLI generously contributed to their funds in recognition of the work they carry out. The letter of thanks is shown below.

    Hastings Lifeboat

    RNLI Thank You Letter

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