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May 22

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

There will be a longer item on the GDPR in the Summer Newsletter due out at the end of May 2018. In the meantime we have been asked to put this item on the website now, particularly to assist Group Leaders.

We were already following the guidelines of the previous legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998. We have checked with National Office and read pronouncements from the Information Commissioner. No major changes are necessary for us at Kingston U3A or Group level because of the limited sort of data we hold, but we will amend the renewal form to make it clearer how we use your data.

– There is no need to get written consent from your Group members to keep the list of names and contact details which you need to administer the group. If you have already done this, that is OK, so do not worry.

– The only change you need to make is to send email circulars blind copy (bcc) unless all Group members agree otherwise, verbally.

– Destroy old lists containing personal details of U3A members unless you anticipate a real need to keep them. We are initially recommending 2 years pending experience. I need to keep your Gift Aid declarations for 6 years under other legislation from HMRC.

– Any queries on this, contact Linda Foreman

May 22

June 8th – On the Shoulders of Suffragettes – U3A Greater London SE Network & U3A SE London

U3A Greater London South East Network and U3A South East London “On the shoulders of suffragettes”

Friday 8th June 2018 10:30am – 4pm

A conference marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and which will also look at the effect on women’s roles in society.

We have a great panel of speakers which include Bridget Prentice who will chair the day; Dr Ann Dingsdale on the John Stuart Mill Petition; Dr Claire Eustance on Suffragettes in Trousers; Meghan Dobney on The Pankhursts; Lynne Dixon on Women and Housing; Diane Deudney on Women and Art and Theresa Pearce MP on being a woman MP.

Our venue is the King William Court Lecture Theatre at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich. Tickets will be £26 which includes refreshments on arrival from 10:15 and a buffet lunch

We know this event will be well supported so if you wish to attend you should book using the booking form overleaf as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS The Old Royal Naval College are supporting our event and every delegate will receive a 10% off voucher to be used when purchasing tickets for Painted Hall Ceiling Tours. At the close of the conference we are arranging a free guided tour for some delegates of the Old Royal Naval College site with emphasis on the role of women from the Queens to the WRNS. Available on a first come first served basis.

Full programme details and booking forms are available on our website at

Booking Form

“On the shoulders of suffragettes” Friday 8th June 10:30 am – 4pm

I would like tickets for the conference
You can pay either by Bank Transfer or by cheque

To pay by post please complete the form below and send it with a cheque payable to U3A South East London for £26 per ticket to Angela Brown,
35 Dalmore Road, London SE21 8HD

To pay by Bank Transfer make the payment of £26 per ticket to: HSBC; sort code 40-04-15; account number 11714848; account name U3A South East London;
Please make sure the reference is “NTWK” followed by your last name.

Once you have made the payment please send an email to confirm your place to Angela Brown at containing the information requested below.


Your full name ……………………………………………………..

Your email address (To which we will send confirmation and directions etc)………………………………………………………………………

Your phone number……………………………………………………………….

Your home U3A …………………………………………………

If you do not have email please provide your full postal address to receive your booking confirmation.

May 22

15th June – Surrey Network – Prehistoric Britain New Discoveries …


Mike Parker Pearson

Paul Booker

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Ice Age to the Romans, What DNA reveals

Stonehenge – How & Why The People of Stonehenge

The Beaker People Metal Technology &

a new way of life

dannysullivan, Creative Commons

Menuhin Hall

Friday, 15th June 2018

Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte,Berlin


Image by Alfons Åberg, via Wikimedia Commons.

May 22

27th June – Summer Music – K3A Orchestra


This year’s informal summer concert will take place at 11.30am on Wednesday 27th June at our usual venue in Kingston United Reformed Church.

We have a varied programme with pieces to please everyone, some familiar some less so.  Listeners who know Mendelssohn’s Heimkehr aus der Fremdemay notice a few additions to accommodate the particular composition of our orchestra.  In Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme we will be joined by the soloist Felix Stephens.  And we will also be playing Elgar’s Salut d’Amouras well as movements from Bizet’s Symphony no. 1.

It’s a short and informal affair and an opportunity, we hope, for families to come along and hear us play.

Summer Music - Wednesday 27 June 2018, 11.30 am, United Reformed Church, Kingston, Eden Street KT1 1HZ.  Mendelssohn: Overture- Fer Heimjehr und die Fremde, Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme for 'Cello (solist: Felix Stephens), Bizet: Symphony in C (2 movements).  Conductor Rupert Bond, Leader Natalie Jeremic
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Apr 25

Research Project – Mental and Physical Fitness in Older Adults – Volunteers Wanted

Would you like to take part in our Research on

Mental and Physical Fitness in Older Adults

We would like to invite you to take part in a research project that is done as part of a Master’s Degree in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London.

The purpose of this study is to investigate how people’s physical fitness is related to their mental abilities such as memory and attention.

If you agree to participate you will be asked to complete questionnaires about:

  • Your physical abilities, your leisure activities and general health
  • Your everyday memory abilities

In addition, we will conduct computerised tasks that provide some insight in your attention and memory abilities. To measure physical fitness, we do short tests measuring the strength in your hands and legs and your pulse rate while you are relaxing

The study will take about 1.5 hours and you will receive £15 for your time. You are free to stop the study and withdraw at any time without giving a reason. All the information you provide will be kept totally anonymous and confidential. The study has received ethical approval from the universities’ ethics committee.

If you would like to take part please contact me via below number/email;

Gulsah: 0795 0560 346

The results of the study will be written up in a report of the study for my Master’s Degree. The study is supervised by Dr. Eddy Davelaar. If you wish to contact the supervisor, contact details are:

Departmental address: Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX Tell: 0207 079 0807