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Monthly Meetings

2017 – 2018

Monthly Meetings at Bat and Ball

25 Sept   Open Afternoon – an opportunity to join a new group

23 Oct    KSS Air Ambulance: A flight over the three counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey; the challenges, finances and rescues of this valued three Counties service.

27 Nov   John Hare: The Historical Background to BOKO HARAM. An explanation, from personal knowledge, of how Boko Haram and the clash between Islam and Christianity in Northern Nigeria started and how it has developed into a bloody conflict in 2014

11 Dec     The Christmas Lunch

22 Jan     Mary Smith: A Schoolgirl’s War. A scamper through the trials and tribulations of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls during the Second World War, through the eyes of a former art teacher’s cartoons and reminiscences of some of the pupils at that time.

26 Feb     Geoffrey Farrell: Triumph and Tragedy in the Arctic.  Why the expedition of Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen on his ship Fram was successful, reaching a record northern latitude, but the tragic Franklin expedition aboard two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and 129 men, was lost.

26 March Rob Tompsett: how the ukulele is so entertaining and can be music to your ears in more of an “Elvis way” than you might think!

23 April   St Georges Day! Jenny Deeprose: A celebration of England’s National Day (Why Isn’t this a Bank Holiday?). Cheese to Please – by a Food Journalist, Cheese Judge and a member of the Guilde des Fromagers who writes, talks and enjoys eating cheese!

21 May   Lucy Allen: From “Titanic” to “Skyfall” – The Highs and Lows of a Stunt Woman’s Life, with More Ups, Downs and Stunts That have followed Those Films!

25 June   9th Knole U3A AGM: By popular demand a return visit by Jacqueline Aviolet! Not “Nuts” this time, but who knows, it may turn out that way!

24 Sept   Open Afternoon – an opportunity to join a new group