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Monthly Archives: May 2018

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

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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