Maidstone Invicta


We have booked some interesting speakers for our monthly meetings. We meet at 2pm on the third Monday of each Month at Beechwood Community Hall Marigold Way Barming. ME16 0NG.

Scroll down this page and your will find the full details of all of our Meetings, Social events, Outings, Study days and Workshops.


If you have an interesting story to tell or have had experiences you would like to share with others, we would love you to talk about your experiences at one of our monthly meetings. You don’t have to be a public speaker, just happy to share your story. Anyone interested please use the Contact page to send a messsage to our Speaker Co-ordinator.

MIU3A SOCIAL EVENTS Please contact the Social Secretary using the Contact page for further details and bookings.

Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Thu Feb 28thOutingA Tour OF THE POPPY FACTORY in Richmond NOW FULLY BOOKED

The tour will begin with a presentation which will cover the history of the poppy as the national symbol of remembrance, the heritage of the Poppy Factory, and will tell you how the founder’s vision is continued today by supporting ex servicemen and women. You will be shown how the poppies, crosses and wreaths are made during the factory tour and even have an opportunity to make your own poppy.
We will arrive in Richmond in time for you to have lunch one of the many cafes nearby before meeting up at 1.45pm for the two hour tour. This tour is fully booked but you can join a waiting list, For full details click the Poppy Factory 1 link. For details of the work of the Poppy Factory follow the link Poppy Factory Website link.
March 2019
Wed Mar 6thOuting#Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth NOW FULLY BOOKED

A trip to the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. The matinee performance at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford has a superb cast including Fern Britton, Ruth Madoc and Denise Welch.
Mon Mar 18thMeetingCanterbury Cathedral

A presentation by Pam Wait

A virtual tour by a senior guide with an insight into its history and the reactions of visitors.
April 2019
Mon Apr 15thMeetingThe In-Laws.

A look at the waring monarchs of England. Including Joan the Fair Maid of Kent
May 2019
Thu May 16thOutingA visit by coach to Loseley Park House Surrey.

Learn about the 500 year story of the More-Molyneux family and their home. Visit the walled garden, the grounds and the Chapel. Lunch is optional but needs to be booked prior to the visit as there are limited café facilities. You are welcome to picnic in designated areas.

£28.00. pp to include coach travel, tea/coffee on arrival, guided tour of the house and entry to gardens. £36.00 pp with one course lunch. Click Loseley more details and the booking form.|
Mon May 20thMeetingBelgian Royal Family murder, madness and mayhem a Presentation by Melanie Gibson-Barton.
June 2019
Mon Jun 17thMeetingThe Red Arrows A look at the selection, training and skills required to perform in a unique team by Guy Bartlett.
Wed Jun 19thOutingThe smash-hit production of ANNIE at the Orchard Theatre Dartford

Starring Strictly Come Dancing judge: Craig Revel Horwood as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family…

With its Tony® award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it! Please click the Annie link for further details and the booking form.
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
Summer SchoolSouth East U3A Forum Summer School 2019 held at Chichester University, from Monday, 24th – Thursday 27th June 2019.

For full details and booking forms please follow the South East Summer school 2019 link.
July 2019
Mon Jul 15thMeetingFreddy Mercury and Queen, - what made them specialby Danielle A Barnett
August 2019
Mon Aug 19thMeetingFrom the Top Table. A toast masters view of the formal function by Neil Hunt
September 2019
Mon Sep 16thMeetingThe story of Science and Engineering from the Stone Age to Present day.

A whirlwind lesson for the age range 9 to 99 by Chris Lloyd
October 2019
Mon Oct 21stMeetingLoose Valley Conservation Society. The restoration and development of Loose Valley and its wildlife, flora and fauna by Bryn Cornwell.
November 2019
Mon Nov 18thMeetingPutting the Fun into Funerals. A look at the serious and not to serious aspects of the role of a Funeral Director by Sue Filling
December 2019
Mon Dec 9thMeetingMIU3A Christmas party. Homemade fun and entertainment, Members of MIU3A
January 2020
Mon Jan 20thMeetingThe Story of ENSA – something awful every night. A look at the wartime troop entertainment that launched numerous stars of the future by Delia Taylor.
February 2020
Mon Feb 17thMeetingFingerprints and Murder. An insight into the forensic side of detection and investigation by Jack Deans.
March 2020
Mon Mar 16thMeetingSentinels of the Sea A Pharologists view. A general introduction to “pharology” – the study of lighthouses and other navigational aids, giving an outline from the prototype – the Pharos of Alexandria,by Mark Lewis.