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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 – will take place on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

    Each U3A is 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.

    Details of what Sevenoaks U3A plans to do to mark National U3A Day will be made available soon.

  • 2020 Science Seminar

    U3A-RGBSevenoaks U3A Science Group

    Seminar 2020
    “Plastics: The Market,
    Alternatives and Recycling”

    Wednesday 3rd June 2020
    Orchard Events Venue, EMR, East Malling.


    9:30 – 10:00

    Registration & Tea/Coffee

    Sevenoaks U3A Science Group

    10:00 – 10:10


    Bob Ruffles Sevenoaks U3A

    10:10 – 10:50

    Overview: Background to The UK Plastics industry,Output and economic considerations

    Stephen Hunt
    Director Membership Services – British Plastics Federation

    10:50 - 11:40

    Developing sustainable polymers - the design of new versatile catalysts for polymerisation reactions

    Dr Charles Romain
    Junior Research Fellow Imperial College London

    11:40 – 12:15

    Tea/Coffee Break


    12:15 – 13:00

    The Recycling Industry Molecular stewardship – new business models to deliver a circular economy for plastics’

    Keith Freegard C.Eng, MIChemE
    Keith Freegard Consulting ltd

    13:00– 13:25

    Questions & General Discussion

    Speakers and Audience



    Bob Ruffles Sevenoaks U3A


    Optional Lunch (Please keep your name badge

    EMR Restaurant

  • Wren & the Romans

    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
  • Ageing Clocks: Free Lecture

    Ageing Clocks: why getting a good night's sleep gets harder as we get older

    Free lecture!

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT     University of Greenwich

    Pembroke Building, Room129
    Central Avenue
    ME4 4TB
    For more information and to book a free ticket, go to

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