These groups are run by Sevenoaks U3A and they may have spaces available to Knole members. Please contact the leaders directly. Some aspects of organisation, or custom and practice are different, and Knole members should be prepared to fit in.
Apple Group iMac+iPad+iPhone: Dave Simmons
Arabic: Galal Fahmy
Bridge For Pleasure: Colin and Mary Butson
Bridge – Teams Bridge: Pat and David Wells
Chess: Magda Sweetland
Circle Dancing: Sandie Wade
Computers Open Group: See website for details of programme
Consort Recorders: Pat Wells
Cycling: Patrick Pascall
Digital Camera Group 3: Janet Austin
Drama & Cricketts Farm Writing Group: Pamela Murphy
Family History for Beginners: John Phillips
Industrial Heritage: Janet Jones
Jazz and Blues 2: Harvey Mahn
Military History 2 : Bob Ruffles
Play Reading 1: Ann Vaughan
Science Open Group: See website for details of programme
Snooker: Liz Lucy
Table Tennis Barbara Hine
We have an agreement with Sevenoaks U3A about how we should share certain groups by opening them to members of both U3As. The purpose of having such an agreement is to enable the two U3As to work together for the benefit of all members living in Sevenoaks in a way which treats everyone fairly and consistently and does not lead to disputes or conflict.
Both U3As are agreed in principle on groups being able to be advertised to members of the other U3A as shared groups where numbers are not a constraint, such as hall groups and sports groups. This is already the case in respect of Science, Industrial Heritage, Bridge, Computers, Cycling, Golf, Circle Dancing and a number of others.
In such cases having more members join the group will not disadvantage members of the parent U3A and can help in meeting the hire cost of halls or other facilities, and in reducing the cost per head to members. For other smaller, and perhaps more specialist, groups the principle should be that vacancies in a group can be advertised or opened up in other ways to members of the other U3A if the Groups Co-ordinator of the parent U3A is satisfied that every attempt has been made to fill the vacancies from within the parent U3A and that the group is healthy and potentially viable. Both Groups Co-ordinators must agree that such arrangements would be to the mutual benefit of members of both U3As.
Any loans or equipment paid for by one U3A Executive Committee would remain the property of the U3A that incurred the costs. Should the Group Organiser/Contact and the majority of members no longer come from the parent U3A, a decision to list the group as belonging to that other U3A should be reached by discussion between the Group Organiser/Contact and the Group Co-ordinators, bearing in mind this financial condition. No group can be opened up to members of the other U3A without the express agreement of both Groups Co-ordinators. If you would like to accept members of Sevenoaks U3A into your Group or advertise vacancies in the Sevenoaks newsletter, then do please speak to me first.
These principles have been agreed by both U3A Committees and we are confident that they will lead to our two U3As collaborating together in a way which will benefit all our members. If you have any questions then do get in touch.
Pat Jones and Alan Heyes – Joint Groups Co-ordinator
EDENBRIDGE SHARED GROUPS
These groups are run by Edenbridge U3A and they may have spaces available to Knole members. Please contact the leaders directly. Some aspects of organisation, or custom and practice are different, and Knole members should be prepared to fit in.
Badminton, Bridge for Pleasure, Cycling, Golf, Tennis, Short Mat Bowls Watercolour Painting
Contact for all of these in the first instance to: Edenbridge Group Coordinator:
WESTERHAM SHARED GROUPS
Handicrafts: Susan Hurst