Bearsted & District

Events

We meet at 2:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Detling Village Hall, Pilgrim's Way, Detling, Kent, ME14 3EY.

We have booked some interesting speakers for our monthly meetings. Scroll down this page to find full details of all Meetings and Social events. Although we have to book speakers months or sometimes years in advance we are always very keen to hear members suggestions and recommendations for speakers or subjects for our monthly meetings. Use the blue pigeon send a message button to send a quick email to our Speakers Secretary Malcolm who will be pleased to hear your views.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Jun 13th A History of Britain - Chris Lloyd
Thu Jul 11th The impact of Moths on our lives - Ross Newham
Thu Aug 8th Belgian Royal Family: Murder, Madness & Mayhem - Melanie Gibson-Barton
Thu Sep 12th 40 years of catching Smugglers - Malcolm Nelson
Thu Oct 10th The crop circle mystery - Andy Thomas
Thu Nov 14th Its about Time - Chris Goodall
Thu Dec 12th Christmas social + Bearsted Choral Society
Outings
Fri Jun 14th Salutation Gardens Sandwich
Maidstone U3A Trip
Cost of the coach and garden entry is £21.00 per person.
The garden was designed by Edwin Lutyens himself as an integral part of the design for the property, the Gardens stand on the site of an old market garden, most likely begun by Flemish settlers during the medieval period. Although Gertrude Jekyll has long been linked with the site, and was a frequent collaborator of Lutyens, it appears as though The Salutation is a rare example of a project conceived in its entirety by the architect.
To book contact Marjorie the Salutation Gardens trip organiser using the blue pigeon send a message button at the top of this page.
Mon Jul 29th Royal Hospital Chelsea
Maidstone Invicta U3A outing. We have been offered the spare places on this trip to Chelsea. During our visit we will have a guided group tour, led by one of the Chelsea Pensioners. For more details and the booking form click Chelsea in the Links panel at the side of this page or contact Ann the Chelsea trip organiser using the blue pigeon send a message button at the top of this page.
Fri Aug 2nd Post Office Museum & Old Spittlefield Market
Cost £38.50
The program for the trip is as follows:
08:00 Depart Tesco bus stop, Grove Green.
10:00 Post Office Museum & Train Ride.
12:30 Coach ferries group to Old Spittlefield Market.
13:00 Old Spittlefield Market, 1½ hours for lunch break and explore.
14:30 Join Huguenot Guided Walking Tour, 1½ hours.
16:00 depart London return Maidstone arriving 18:00 approx, traffic allowing.
To book your seat contact Jenny our Treasurer using the blue pigeon send a message button at the top of this page.
Study Days
Wed Jun 5th Sevenoaks U3A Science Group Seminar 2019
“Forensics: The Expert Witnesses”
Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9:45 am
at The Orchards Events Venue, East Malling Research, New Road, East Malling, ME19 6BH
For more details click Science Seminar in the Links panel at the side of this page.
Social Events
Tue May 28th Lunch Bunch
The April lunch will be at The Park Gate Inn, Ashford Road, Maidstone ME17 1PG on the 28th May 12.30 for 1.00. Click Park Gate in the Links panel at the side of this page for details.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
SE REGION U3A SUMMER SCHOOL
Chichester University
See the Links panel at the side of this page. For details of this popular event click Summer School Programme and Summer School Notes. To book click Summer School Booking Form