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
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
Thu Sep 19thOutingA Coach Trip to Deal and Walmer Castle

A morning in Deal with a guided walk followed by free time for lunch. with an afternoon visit to Walmer Castle. We will arrive in Deal for morning coffee and then a one hour walk led by guides from the History Project. Members will then have free time until 1.30pm when the coach will take us to Walmer Castle. £25.00 pp to include coach travel, coffee, guided tour of Deal and entry to Walmer Castle. Depart Allington 9am Boots 9.10am Grove Green 9.20am. Leave Walmer 4pm. PLease follow the link for A day out in Deal for more detail and the booking form.

NB no discount for members of English Heritage as all U3A members are eligible for free entry.
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
Wed Nov 27thOutingJason Manford starring in Curtains – A Musical Whodunnit at the Orchard Theatre Dartford

It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. It’s time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

This hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, UNFORGETTABLE characters and plot twists galore! From the Tony Award-winning creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.

This brand new musical only starts its UK tour in October. So be amongst the first to see it at the matinee performance at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford. £43pp including Coach from Maidstone. Clink the Curtains link for more details and the booking form.
December 2019
Thu Dec 5thOutingTUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Celebrates the Centenary of Howard Carter's Discovery. Unprecedented Collection Coming to Saatchi Gallery.

50 tickets for this exhibition for Thursday 5th DECEMBER 2019 have been arranged for 1pm entry at a cost of £24.00 pp. Full payment is required in advance and tickets will be allocated on ‘first come’ basis. At present there is no coach arranged but if enough people are interested in travelling to London by coach, this may be arranged at separate cost.

Please click the Tutankhamun link for further details and the booking form.
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.