Knole U3A is part of the University of the Third Age, the organisation that is synonymous with activities for retired and semi-retired folk who’ve been through two ages and are keen to embrace the third – that of further education, creative and leisure activities and FUN.
No qualifications are needed, just enthusiasm, curiosity and a willingness to contribute. U3As are run by the members for the members. Everyone does their bit.
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Knole has grown rapidly since its inception in 2009 and now has around 485 members (69% women, 31% men).
Most members come from the towns and villages within a ten-mile radius of Sevenoaks High Street - Edenbridge to the west, Borough Green to the east, Tunbridge Wells to the south, and the Orpington area to the north. A few members come from much further away - west London, Dartford, Leatherhead, Gravesend and Folkestone. For some of our shared Groups we have fellow U3A friends also coming from some distance away such is the popularity of our activities!
We have over 70 study groups and every encouragement will be given to help you set up your own group. That’s how we work. That’s how we stay vibrant and young at heart! Our Computer Group and Science Group meetings are open to all members.
Non members can also attend the Science for All talks as a “tasting" for seeing how a U3A group works.
As well as group activities we hold monthly meetings where we have the opportunity to listen to outside speakers, catch up with chums and enjoy a cup of tea and home made cake.