Thursday, 30 July 2015

Cycling Group

Are you interested in cycling?
Do you want to explore the local area?
Do you want to keep fit?
Do you want to cycle with other like minded people?
Do you prefer gentle cycling?

This is a new group for Edenbridge U3A. It is for gentle cycle rides - not long distance. eg to Lingfield from Edenbridge and return.

The dates we have pencilled in are:
August 20th (to Lingfield)
September 30th (Staffhurst Wood and area)
October 29th (Penshurst to Tonbridge).

For further details, contact Patricia Falconer

Waitrose Community Matters

We thought you'd all like to know that
we are one of the three charities in the 
Waitrose Community Matters Charity Bins 
in the Edenbridge Waitrose. 
If you shop there and get one or more of the little green tokens, why not consider donating them to your local Edenbridge U3A. Every little counts!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Magna Carta by Christopher Lloyd Feature

Magna Carta
Christopher Lloyd
Tuesday 30th June 2015 

Molly and Colin Open the Meeting
A recap of the History of the World
Edenbridge U3A opened its doors in Crockham Hill Village Hall to other U3As and local organisations as well as the general public for a free event about the Magna Carta in the month when it celebrated its 800th anniversary of conception.

World history author Christopher Lloyd’s new talk took a giant perspective on 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties.

Freedom and liberty are words that have been bounded around by politicians for centuries but what do they actually mean? How can we know if we are personally free? To what extent do we live in a truly free society? 

Christopher Lloyd treated us to an epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedoms and 
Barry assists
liberties from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. 

Using a giant 8m-long timeline, specially commissioned by Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman and the Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Committee, and a coat of many pockets containing key objects that serve as mnemonics, Christopher stopped off at 10 key moments in the last 800 years showing how today’s ideas of freedom and liberty have evolved through time.
In his characteristic cross-curricular style.

There was lots of audience participation and he kept us enthralled and entertained throughout the meeting.

Find out more at

Speaking to a packed hall

Thank You Christopher
Coat of Many Pockets
King John for the afternoon

Monday, 13 July 2015

Knole Science Group

Knole U3A Science Group
Programme for 2015-16

The Science Group talks and visits are open to every member of Knole U3A, Sevenoaks, Westerham and Edenbridge. The talks are held on the first Thursday of the month from October to May at Sevenoaks Weald Memorial Hall (situated on the edge of Sevenoaks Weald village green, close to the post office and shop) from 2.30 – 4.30 pm.  There is reasonable parking by the hall with further parking in the roads around the Green. There will be a charge of £3 per meeting and refreshments will be provided. The group aims to raise awareness and discussion of a broad range of science and technology issues with talks from a mix of invited speakers and our own members. A number of visits of general scientific interest will be organised for the summer of 2016 and advertised in the Newsletter.

1 October                Christine Walls: Biomedical Research
5 November             Dr Licia Ray, Dept of Physics and Astronomy,
                               University College, London: Auroras Abound –
                               Comparing the Northern Lights of Earth, Jupiter
                               and Saturn  
3 December             Prof Barrie Wilkinson, John Innes Institute,
                              Molecular Microbiology Dept: Ants and Antibiotics
7 January                Dr Peter Carson: Shale Gas Fracking    
4 February               Prof Laurence Williams, Senior Research Fellow,
                               Imperial College, London: Nuclear Energy
3 March                   Richard Jolly: Robotics
7 April                     Dr Brian Marker: Environmental Geology – what is
5 May                      Lionel Parks: Science of Building Construction with

                              respect to fire prevention