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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 the Group Organiser.

    COMPUTER GROUP PROGRAMME 2018/19

    2018

     

    TBA

     

    2019

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

    2018-19 MONTHLY MEETINGS PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

    2018

    September 26th

    Open Afternoon

     

    October 24th

    Antiques

    Janey Ramsay

    November 28th

    Shackleton

    Michael Smith

    December

    No Meeting

     

    2019

    January 23rd

    How the First World War Changed the World

    John Guyatt

    February 27th

    Hoaxers in the 18th Century

    Ian Keable

    March 27th

    The Campbells and Bluebird

    Donald Stevens

    April 24th

    Magna Carta

    Chris Lloyd

    May 22nd

    Prisons and Rehabilitation

    Sian West

    June 26th

    AGM and U3A Jazz Band

     

  • Science Group

    SCIENCE GROUP MEETING
    They are held in the Otford Village Memorial Hall Club Room.
    Entrance fee £1:00, including tea.

    The group usually meets at 2.00pm 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
    Further information can be  obtained from the Group Organiser.

    2018 - 19 PROGRAMME

    December 10th

    Climate Change and future energy security

     Dr Steve Plater

    2019

    January 14th

    Conserving the Mary Rose

     Edward Towne

    February 11th

    Alzheimers

     Hugh Reynolds

    March 11th

    Unmanned Air Vehicles (Drones)

     Peter Stastny

    April 8th

    Construction of a sustainable “Monet Style” bridge using recycleable materials

     Chris Shaw

    May 13th

    Medical Topic (TBA)

     Nick Donaldson

    June

    Science Seminar (Topic TBA)

     

  • 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 :   Group Organiser

    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 : Group Organiser

    Meetings :   Tuesday,   3rd,   11 am.

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