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Dates for your Diary

Friday 9 February 10.30am – 12noon

New members’ meeting at the Rose and Crown Hotel, Tonbridge

 

Tuesday 19 May 7pm – 9pm

Angel Centre, Tonbridge

French Dance – more details to follow

Valentines Quiz Thursday 17 February 2022

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Redacted Handbook 2021-2022

Please click here to read our Handbook 2021-2022 which has personal details removed.

 

Monthly Meeting Speakers 2022

Meetings open to all members; First Wednesday of the month
2.00pm to 3.45pm

Meetings and venues will be publicised on the web site and in the monthly
Journal as they become available.

Please note: Due to Covid and / or unforeseen future circumstances /restrictions, some of the arranged events may have to be changed at short notice.

Further details on future presentations will be published on the website
and in the Monthly Journal as they become available.

2022

2 FEBRUARY – Imogen Corrigan
The Significance of the Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

Our February talk will be presented by Imogen Corrigan who spent nearly
20 years in the army before going to the University of Kent where she gained 1st Class Honours in medieval and Anglo-Saxon history. She subsequently got an M.Phil from the University of Birmingham. She has written a book (Stone on Stone: the men who built the Cathedrals) and she works as a freelance lecturer. She lectures for the Arts Society, U3As, the National Trust and numerous other societies as well as running study tours for ACE Cultural Tours and Martin Randall Travel.
Her presentation will focus on The significance of the ship burial at Sutton Hoo relating to the extraordinarily rich hoard found at Sutton Hoo which dates to the early 7th century and gives us a rare snapshot of the wealth of the country at the time; how the Anglo Saxons interacted with other cultures and how status operated within Anglo-Saxon society. What we cannot yet prove is who was buried within the ship in the mound, although the popular theory is that it was King Rædwald of East Anglia. This lecture uses images of the treasures found as well as Old English poetry to discuss kingship and power in Anglo-Saxon England as well as what sort of person the Chieftain might have been.

 

2 MARCH – Mary Smith
A Schoolgirl’s War

Our March talk, A Schoolgirl’s War will be presented Mary Smith who has
spent her career in teaching. Her involvement in the subject of her talk came about because, while she was headteacher of a large secondary school in Kent, they made two fascinating discoveries which gave a vivid and unusual insight into school life in WW2. One of these was the uncovering of an extensive set of tunnels used as underground classrooms, and the other was the discovery of a fascinating and exquisite set of paintings of wartime schooling created by a wartime art teacher who set out to document the lives of schoolgirls and their
teachers in paint and pencil as the war unfolded. These paintings provide a unique and intriguing record.

 

6 APRIL – Bertie Pearce
‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t’ – The Art of Visual Deception

4 MAY – Michael Smith
Captain Francis Crozier

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Beacon Has Arrived

Our U3A has adopted the Beacon membership system. It will significantly assist the membership secretary in his role, and other committee members will find it very useful.

You may receive emails from Tonbridge U3A with a footnote saying “This email was sent by Beacon on behalf of …”, these will have been generated from this new service.

We have made every effort to ensure that the data on the new system is accurate. If you find that you are suddenly getting (or not getting) the TAMs magazine, or experience any other issue caused by the move to the new system please contact the membership secretary (membership.u3aton@gmail.com).

Beacon provides the facility for group leaders (group organisers) to maintain details of their group (brief description, when and where it meets etc.). It can also allow group leaders to maintain a list of the members who attend their group.

Once a group leader is using Beacon they will be able to easily email all the members of their group (without having to remember to select the blind copy option). They will also be able to download a list of their members with details of their emergency contact details. This could be very useful for those groups that frequently go on trips.

Group Leaders may prefer to continue using their existing systems to manage their group. There is no obligation to use Beacon.

During the migration to Beacon our Privacy Policy has been updated, this now specifies that we are using a management database system to hold membership data. We have also made a number of other changes. The latest policy is available on the website, if you would like a printed copy please send a sae to the membership secretary.

The current Beacon system will help our U3A in many ways. It is to be upgraded in a year or so to provide even more facilities such as the ability for members to reserve tickets to events online. More information will be circulated when these facilities become available.

The Third Age Trust’s Beacon team have a very good website describing it’s facilities at https://beacon.u3a.org.uk/

If you would like more information about Beacon or, as a group leader, would like an account on Beacon please contact the Beacon Team at beaconsa@gmail.com

David Bell

In Touch South East u3a Member Link

u3a South East are asking us to participate in their movement-wide Member Link programme.

This programme draws together members, u3a committees, volunteers, and the Third Age Trust.  They are going to use the collective ideas, innovations and experiences used by u3as in 2020 to face the pandemic to rebuild the u3a community in 2021 and keep it strong.

The aim is to ensure that every member in every u3a can still participate in u3a life.

Below is a leaflet that describes the Member Link programme and how our u3a   can participate. Please see below a PDF version of the leaflet with clickable links to share with members online and a black and white version to print and share with members who are not online.  There is also a member link dedicated page on the u3a website.

Member Link Leaflet

 

Study Day Report by Deborah Slater

The second part of Dr Geoff Doel’s virtual study day took place, via Zoom,
on 13 November (the first being on 23 October on “The Green Man”). This
time the subject was “Outsiders – Poachers, Smugglers, Highwaymen and
Pirates”. Dr Doel provided an entertaining, informative and sometimes
lurid account of these occupations with particular reference to activities in
Kent. Once again, there was a good attendance with 25 devices logging
on. The talk concluded with a question and answer session and Dr Doel
subsequently said how much he had enjoyed meeting (virtually) Tonbridge
U3A and that he would be pleased to be invited again.

A further study day talk took place on 9 December by Toni Mount; again
circumstances dictated that this had to be via Zoom. Toni Mount is an
authority on medieval history and the subject of her talk was “A Medieval
Christmas”. 44 devices logged on for this and the talk provided a
fascinating insight into the origins of many of our present day festive
traditions, although some have clearly been modified over the centuries
(e.g. kissing under the mistletoe being a notable example of a Yuletide
tradition rendered respectable).

The next scheduled study day talk will be on Wednesday 10 February at
10am to 12 noon, when Jane Lloyd will present “Jane Eyre: a Conundrum
Revisited” (exploring the novel’s perennial fascination, and also its more
puzzling contradictions).

In the meantime – many thanks again to the Zoom team without whom
these talks would not be possible, and also thanks to those who organise
the publicity.

COFFEE BUDDIES / KEEP-IN-TOUCH CALLS

Here’s an opportunity to chat to someone new.

For a few of us it might still be a while before we are able to get back to meeting
up and having face to face chats we used to have at U3A events.

Some U3A’s have started a “Telephone Buddy” scheme, so their members can
simply talk to like-minded people on the phone, (or if possible, arrange small
coffee meetings).  If there is enough interest, we would set this up in Tonbridge.
Would you be prepared to be an organiser….putting members in touch on the
phone?
If you would like to do this, please email or phone me
Jane Lloyd
☎ 07751 786325 ✉ lloyd.jane@btinternet.com

Membership

Having recently taken over as membership secretary, I have
been checking the accuracy of our database. Could I ask anyone who is
reading this journal but has moved, changed their e-mail address, or
simply decided to relinquish their U3A membership, to please contact us
asap. Also please remember that if you do at any time leave, you will need
to let your bank know that you wish to change or cancel your standing
order. Meanwhile, try to enjoy what is left of this difficult year.

Lionel Shields,

Membership Secretary

www.tonbridgeu3a.com

Realise your dream of being Pat the Postman!

Volunteers wanted – Local Distributors for our Monthly Journal

We think Tonbridge U3A could benefit a lot by setting up a system where printed copies of our monthly journal are distributed in local areas by volunteers.
This would obviously save our U3A huge amounts in postage – especially now, when members cannot personally collect at monthly meetings.

In 2019/20, Journal postage was £2976. In 2020/21, estimated postage is £3100. From April to August this year, postage has cost £1438. Approximate monthly cost is £250.

If you think you can help deliver a few copies in your local area on a monthly basis, we would love to hear from you – no obligation! It is possible to tailor to fit your requirements. You will be helping your U3A and other local members.

Please contact:
Katharine Coleman
kscoleman@hotmail.co.uk        01732 838702

U3A National Newsletter – message from U3A National

The U3A National Newsletter is an important way for us to contact everyone, and share news and information.   It keeps everyone up to date with news and events as it happens each month. Most of all, it is a conversation between all of us, which will continue to evolve with your input and feedback.

U3A currently has around 15,000 members receiving the national newsletter directly by email but we would love to welcome many more to join us.

Follow the link  https://www.u3a.org.uk/email  to sign up – and perhaps let just one other colleague and friend know about the newsletter – just one friend who is able to receive emails but currently isn’t signed up.  Let them know what you enjoy about receiving it and hopefully they will be inspired to do the same.

Thank you so much and please keep contacting us with submissions or feedback.

Together we can keep the conversation going, grow our membership and strengthen our communications.

(Back issues can be found at https://www.u3a.org.uk/about/newsletter)

Tonbridge U3A aims to make all its activities accessible to everyone.

When a member wants to join a group, and has a particular access issue (perhaps they are a wheelchair user), they should contact the group organiser to discuss this.  Contact details for each group are in the Handbook and on the website.

Many of our larger venues are public spaces and fully accessible (for example the Medway Hall, the Fisher Hall etc). Some larger interest groups (ukuleles, geology, industrial heritage, choir) do meet in halls, and there should be no access problem in these cases.

However, where group meetings are held in members’ homes, while every effort is made to overcome difficulties, access will of necessity depend on practicality, space and facilities available.

If this issue affects you, then please let us know at u3aton@gmail.com

Review of Honey Bee Talk

In October we were privileged to hear a talk on Honey Bees by Liz Birchenough who keeps bees and is a member of the Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Beekeeping Association. We learnt that a queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs a day;  that worker bees can fly 2 – 3 miles in search of pollen & nectar;  that immature bees stay in the hive for a couple of weeks while they grow strong and drones patrol outside and fan their wings to ventilate the hive.

Very interestingly, we were shown the inside of a hive, the section where the queen lays the eggs and the section where the queen (being larger) cannot access and the honey is stored for lean times. It is this stored honey that the beekeepers, clad in all their protective clothing, head gear and marigold gloves, risk the wrath of the bees for the sweet golden delight.

But the most memorable thing we learnt was how mucky you can get if are a beekeeper!

Rosie Bairstow

Hop Picking Study Day

Our first ever whole day session, the Hop Picking Study Day in September, was sold out early and we apologise to anyone who was not able to get a ticket.Unlike our usual presentations, our three excellent speakers – Barbara Myatt, Anne Hughes and Katharine Coleman – were “in house” and all gave really interesting talks on the history of hops, the Hartlake tragedy and pubs and breweries in Tonbridge. Katharine would like to thank Ian Nicholson for allowing her to use his material which formed the basis of her lively talk.

During the coffee break we ran clips from YouTube (compiled by our own Dave Rowland) and after lunch we watched a compilation of historic clips researched by Derek Hopcroft (also “in house” of course) from the Tonbridge Film Makers Archive. There was a certain amount of audience participation, particularly after the lunch break. This might have had something to do with some of us having sampled the beer “cocktail” offered courtesy of Harvey’s Brewery and draught beer courtesy of Tonbridge Brewery!

Thank you to all the members who supported this study day and huge thanks to the Events Team and David Bell (theatre team), for the hard work that went into organising the excellent displays of information and hops, as well of course for helping on the day. Special thanks to Kate Izzard for leading the whole day.

 

Vintage Film and Cream Tea Report

We watched with delight as three small children played on a South Coast beach in 1903 and thought how similar they were to our own grandchildren playing on a similar beach in 2003 (though the style of the swimsuits was very different!)

We gasped in amazement as we saw a man dangling from a rope over the side of a cliff in 1908 and then swinging into a crevice to collect seagull eggs. We were fascinated by Miss Margaret Morris’s Merry Mermaids in their floaty Greek-style tunics dancing in a circle on a rather damp-looking beach, and we were stunned by the elegance of the ‘flappers’

at a seaside town in the late 1920s. All these black and white films had stylish and wittily written understanding. We then watched a film about the reconstruction of Dover after WW2, interesting but with a rather woolly sound commentary. Later films brought back happy seaside memories for most of us.

This delightful entertainment was rounded off by an excellent tea consisting of a variety of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, some delicious fancy cakes and, of course, a nice cuppa.

It was served by ‘nippys’ in black uniforms with white aprons and white headbands, whilst we all enjoyed chatting with old friends and newer acquaintances at our various tables.

The whole afternoon was beautifully organized by the TU3A committee. We hope very much that it will be repeated another year. 

Gill Hoare

 

New: Presentations Archive for this website

We are now starting to add archives of presentations to the website. To access, go to News & Events->Events->Event Presentations Archive to read.

This will be a process of processing these presentations for the website. We hope to gradually build up this archive but will be a slow process so please bear with us.

If you are interested in having presentation from your own group added to the archive, please contact Web Admin. We will need to assess its value to the whole membership as well as its structure as being suitable for the website before we can then process it.

Click here: Presentations Archive

Event Presentations Archive

This page contains a list of Tonbridge U3A with links to them. They will usually be in pdf format but may also be in others such a YouTube videos

TitlePresenterDate
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions
Liz Williams18/07/2019
End of WW1 Commemoration projectSally Morton07/11/18

Fancy a Cuppa? Next meeting – Friday 21 January 2022

A chance for just a chat and maybe to pick up information about theatre, travel and other events, drop a suggestion into the box about a new interest group you’d like someone to start up, or an offshoot group from one that’s already full.

Come alone, or arrange to meet friends there.  It’s open to potential new members to find out what the U3A is about so feel free to bring a friend.

£2.50 for tea or coffee and biscuits (free drink refills!), from 10.30 am to 12 noon in the Oak Lounge at the Rose & Crown on the 3rd Friday each month.

Free parking available at the Rose & Crown.

There will be a couple of committee members at each coffee morning to welcome anyone arriving on their own.  See you then.

Lasting Power of Attorney Event Report

Around 70 members came along on 20 February to a really interesting and informative presentation on Lasting Powers of Attorney given by Gaye Ilsley.  She talked from her own experience of problems she encountered with LPAs and what she has learned.  She is prepared to arrange “tea and a chat ” with any members who would like to meet her for advice at no initial cost.  She declared a financial interest, in that she is affiliated to a legal firm which can draft  an LPA for you but in no way promoted it at the presentation.

However, TU3A cannot of course in any way endorse her services.

Below are the slides from her talk and other notes which you might find useful, together with how to get in touch with her.

The talk raised £66 which was doubled by Santander so £132 was sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

Claiming Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Handout

New button directly accesses Journal!

We have added a quick link button to the Home Page. By clicking this you can rapidly access our current Journal. This makes it easy to reference, especially when you are out and about in town or on the road – if you have a smart phone.

Here is where it is on the Home Page:

Quick Links Buttons

Do try the top row of buttons if you have not done so previously. The All Groups takes you to a page of all  the major group titles and then you can click the one of interest to take you directly there.

Note: You will need to log in to access the destination pages for these two buttons, unless you have saved your password. (Do not save your password if your device is shared with someone you should not trust!)

Hog Roast photo gallery

All these memories of the Hog Roast are courtesy of Ray Fairburn – many thanks Ray!  Click on the first image to enlarge it and you will then be able to click on Next Image to scroll through.

Hallowe’en Quiz photo

Thank you to the organisers for a very enjoyable evening and nice company – please do it again next year.   John & Pauline

 

HalloweenQuizS

 

Great evening, really got the brain cells working!

Fantastic event, well organised as always by the wonderful Events team, a good excuse to dress up!

Many thanks to the organisers and the excellent Quiz Master and his assistant.

 

RECIPE FOR A HOG ROAST

 Serves approx. 75

Ingredients:

  • a summer afternoon at Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club
  • old friends
  • new friends
  • music by Chicory Tip
  • more music by TU3A’s own DJ Dave Rowlands
  • dancing shoes
  • singing voices
  • hog roast
  • salads

Bring all these ingredients together for an afternoon of fun and laughter

This recipe worked brilliantly for our summer get together in August.  Many thanks to the chefs who put it all together.  Only hoping we will use the recipe again.  Must give my knees plenty of warning.  They have not danced like that for years!

Barbara Burns

 

 

 

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

We’re sure you’ll agree that the TU3A is a great idea and we hope you enjoy all it offers!  However, the essential administrative work of the U3A cannot continue to function without members coming forward to offer help.

In line with U3A guiding principles we don’t feel it is unreasonable to expect that members volunteer their time and skills where possible to help, usually as a team, with the many organisational tasks needing to be done for our U3A to function, We need volunteers in all areas, as long serving members step down. These include: the (vice) chairmanship, membership, secretarial matters, finance, website, the monthly journal, group coordination, theatre, travel, booking speakers and others. There is no requirement to be a committee member.

What skills/help could you offer, as part of teams which meet only when necessary? Please let us know by phone, email or letter, and thank you!

Lionel Austin (Volunteer Co-ordinator)

lionelaustin089@gmail.com – 01732 850701 

Latest Scams

The National (England & Wales) Trading Standards Scam Team

www.nationaltradingstandards.uk 

helps to tackle mass marketing scams and to disrupt the operations of the perpetrators behind mail scams. It has recently launched an initiative with Royal Mail and Trading Standards Scotland to create a new process for cancelling the contracts of companies that send fraudulent mail. So far over 6,000 items of mail have been returned as part of this operation, and more than £186,985 has been returned to victims.

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and the people scammed experience shame and isolation as a result. Phone and internet scams are increasing and all need to be aware of them. If you are unsure of a phone call put it straight down.

1.  A phone call purporting to be from Windows or Microsoft is a SCAM. Neither company will call you suggesting you have a problem. You may be asked to allow them remote access to your computer – NEVER ALLOW REMOTE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER.  If you are scammed in this way call 0300 123 2040 or report it to https://actionfraud-az-microsoft-frauds .

2. If you receive a phone call from the Inland Revenue – it is a  SCAM. The caller will tell you that you owe tax going back years and it must be paid immediately and they do not send letters as it is all communication by phone only. They ask you to pay immediately or you will start incurring hefty fines. They want you to pay by card over the phone. DON’T – IT IS A SCAM. The Inland Revenue will only send you a letter on inland revenue paper with the appropriate headings and your personal number.
 KEEP SAFE AND ALWAYS PUT THE PHONE DOWN ON UNUSUAL PHONE CALLS  AND DELETE UNKNOWN EMAILS WITHOUT OPENING THEM.

Isle of Wight Holiday Review – June 2017

Isle of WightThe holiday organised by the TU3A Travel Team took 41 members to the Isle of Wight.  The group stayed in a hotel in Sandown and in the course of their 5-day stay visited Shanklin (including the Christmas Shop – in June!), the Royal Estate of Osborne House (to see St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham as well as the house itself and the Swiss Chalet), the Chine and the WW2 pipeline, Brading Roman Villa, Ryde, Alum Beach and The Needles, and Yarmouth.  For a full review of this action packed trip, visit the Travel Team’s website:  https://www.tu3a-travel.org.uk/isle-of-wight—review.html

TU3A Holiday in North Wales – April 2018

We are grateful to Eva Trippett for a witty and lively review of the TU3A holiday to North Wales in April of this year.  Places visited include the National Arboretum, a hydro electric plant and other industrial heritage sites, the National Slate Quarry with workmen’s cottages and steam train, the Copper Museum, Bodnant Garden and Portmerion.  This bland list doesn’t go any way to giving a flavour of the wonderful holiday that all clearly had.  For more, go to the Travel Team website: https://www.tu3a-travel.org.uk/north-wales-reviews.html

April 2018 North Wales

TU3A’s End of WWI Commemoration Project

Sally MortonTU3AProjectWW1@virginmedia.com
 Aim of Project:   Commemorate the Centenary/100 years since the End of the First World War 1914-1918
Acknowledge the contribution & sacrifices  made by our Parents/Grandparents
Appreciate the impact of WWI  on the lives of our Parents/Grandparents
Individual Activity Suggestions: Establish what each Parent/Grandparent contributed/experienced

Compile a War/Campaign Diary/Timeline for relatives who served Find family items from that era: medals, documents, cards, ephemera

Digitise family photos of the period for younger generations

Watch WWI related films/documentaries, perhaps with other members

Group Involvement Possibility: Each group devote at least one meeting to a group-related WWI theme Write up their activity for a TU3A website project page with photo(s)

Whole TU3A Event: Wednesday 7 November 2018:  Angel Centre Meeting devoted to WWI Performing Arts then Craft & Memorabilia Display & Tea upstairs Poetry tributes, Recorders, Sing-a-Long of WWI songs with Ukuleles

Slideshow throughout of our digitised photos, some with commentary

Display Art and Crafts made by Individuals/Groups

Show our Ephemera and Family Photos Exhibition of photos and newspaper clippings etc of Tonbridge in WWI

Tea with WWI recipe cakes & biscuits Rooms decorated with homemade bunting & Poppies

Attendance in period dress encouraged

Preventing Fraud – advice from U3A National

We have had a couple of calls into the advice line regarding U3As who have experienced financial related scams.

One of these involved a degree of sophistication whereby the email seemingly came from a hotel where the U3A was due to hold an event resulting in the U3A making their payment to a fraudulent account.  Another U3A received an email via its website also requesting a payment which they did not make.

Please be vigilant in respect of any requests for payment that come via email and double check that these have been sent from the appropriate source before making any payments.

Fraud and scams

The Metropolitan Police Service FALCON unit (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) have created resources which are freely available to the public to assist in raising awareness about Scams and Fraud.

Available for download for free are:

There are also 5 short animated videos to help raise awareness with regards to defending yourself against online crime:

In the next few weeks, five more will be released including Computer Software Fraud, Payment Fraud and Romance Fraud and Money.

Tonbridge U3A site – problems with logging in or forced logouts?

Tonbridge U3A Website: Over a period of time we have had a number of reports of problems with logging in or forced logouts. We seem to be able to nail this down. First step when it comes to not being able to login is to contact Web Admin and check your login details work and the web team can log you in.

If you login and then then get forced off, it may be because your browser has a saved login for the site, and the password has been changed. You may need to delete the saved passwords.

For help to do this if your browser is Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari,Opera: click on How to Remove a Saved Password from a Browser : TechWeb …

For help if your browser is MS Edge, click here

Don’t forget, the best way to get a problem fixed starts with an email to Web Admin.

U3A Email Newsletter

The latest newsletter is emailed direct to the ‘opt in’ list of U3A members. It is packed full of news from U3As, news from the Trust, including upcoming events and new subject advisers and much more.

You can view all back copies and sign up to receive it direct on the National U3A website https://u3a.org.uk/about/newsletter

Barn Dance Photos

Oberammergau Passion Play & Austrian Lake District: Postponed until 2022

Once every ten years the people of Oberammergau are all involved in producing a Passion Play in response to a vow that was made by the village elders in 1633 at the time that the great plague swept through Europe. People from all over the world come see the play and we are hoping that some of you would like to join us in this spectacular event. We are combining it with a holiday in the Austrian Lake District. We have to apply early as the places for the play and the overnight stay are fully booked years ahead. The holiday includes Salzburg, cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee, St Gilgen and St Wolfgang, Hallein Salt Mines, Berchtesgaden, Kaiservilla at Bad Ischi, Hallstat plus some optional visits. You will stay at the Hotel Gasthoff Brauwirth in Lengfelden and one night in Oberammergau.

The cost includes all the outings mentioned above, accommodation and half board throughout the stay, tickets for the play, coach in Austria, flights and a tour manager. The cost is £1,299 (the night stay in Oberammergau and the play tickets are expensive). We ask for a deposit cheque of £150 per person,  which is fully refundable until the end of January 2019. The full amount is payable 60 days prior to going. If you are interested in coming on this once in a lifetime event please return the form below with a deposit of £150 per person made out to Tailored Travel and enclose an A5 stamped addressed envelope for the full details to be sent to you.  Send to Margaret Pavlidis, 70, Mabledon Rd, Tonbridge, TN9 2TG.  ( 01732 359241)

OBERAMMERGAU APPLICATION FORM

 

Intrepid travellers of the Travel Group on their recent holiday in Italy

Italy Holiday 2017

Copyright Geoff Sharp

 

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Copyright of submitted photographs

We are extremely grateful for photographic contributions and want to encourage this, but there have been some legal implications of copyright law in recent times. Some U3As have had to pay considerable payments for breach of copyright. In order to make the situation quite clear we would like to advise you of the following.

  1. Tonbridge U3A expects that the provider does own copyright to the photograph, that is the provider has taken the photograph.
  2. Members are advised that when they contribute photographs for use on the website or the Journal that they are aware that we assume they are passing the copyright to Tonbridge U3A for free.
  3. Alternatively they may retain the copyright but are assumed to give Tonbridge U3A permission to use the photographs for free.
    1. In this case they should notify us that such is their wish and ensure that they have our acknowledgement from Tonbridge U3A of the notification.
    2. If they wish to withdraw the agreement, they should give use reasonable notice of that fact.

Andrew Brookes

 

Insurance information

The Third Age Trust has produced an informative booklet which gives an overview of its insurance policy including Frequently Asked Questions.  This can be found on their website at www.u3a.org.uk.

You will need to log on to the members area, then click onto the Document Downloads icon.  Scroll down and click onto Reference Documents, then scroll down to find insurance information under ‘Information Booklets’ or, below that, the insurance cover note.

Organisers’ Contact Changes

Please could all organisers of groups remember to notify the Diary Editor, the Membership Secretary and webadmin if they change their phone number or email address.

Latest News

Dates for your Diary

Friday 9 February 10.30am – 12noon

Valentines Quiz Thursday 17 February 2022

Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Tonbridge

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL – Thursday 17 February, 2022 at 2.30pm

Aldwych Theatre, London, WC2B 4DF.

Possible new group WAG 3 (Wine Appreciation)

At present there are 2 Wine Appreciation Groups (WAG 1 and 2).

Redacted Handbook 2021-2022

Please click here to read our Handbook 2021-2022 which has personal details removed.

Fancy a Cuppa? Next meeting – Friday 21 January 2022

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