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Shadow required for Membership Secretary

Lorna Joy is planning to step down as membership secretary later in the year, so if you think you have the skills to take over this vital role, or are willing to learn, please contact

Ideally :
PC Literate
Familiar with Microsoft office including.
Able to deal with financial transactions
Administrative ability
Would be required to attend Committee meetings

Not sure? – then talk to Lorna or any committee member


Classical Music in Buckingham & Area 2020

Members of the Orchestra of Stowe Opera “Winter Warmer”

19:30, Saturday 29th February 2020 at the Radcliffe Centre , Buckingham.

  • Mozart: 6 Country Dances K 462
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major Hob VIIb:1
  • Donizetti: Concerto in B flat for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusic K525Contact

Adderbury Ensemble Viv Maclean Piano, Chris Windass Violin

19:30,Thursday March 12th, 2020  at the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham

  • Beethoven: Sonatas Op12 Nos.1,2,3

Adderbury Ensemble Quartet

19:30, Thursday April 16, 2020 at the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham

  • Ravel: String Quartet in F major
  • Beethoven: String Quartet no 12 in E flat major, op 127


Tech support scam

Seen an item about the latest scam email which purports to come from Microsoft and tells people to update Windows 10 by downloading a file. Needless to say this contains a nasty “ransomware”. It’s a good idea to remember that Microsoft will NEVER email you asking you to update, it’s all done through the Windows Defender app which downloads updates automatically. Here’s a page from Microsoft explaining these scams and how to protect yourself:

Research project for U3A

My name is Georgina Floridou and I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield. My research is about the thoughts that appear unintentionally in the mind and how their characteristics might change across the adult lifespan.

Currently, I am conducting a study about music that appears involuntarily and repeatedly in the mind and how ageing might affect its characteristics.

Are you more than 60 years old, healthy, and own an Android phone or tablet? Do you want to contribute to science and win a £5 Amazon voucher? You are cordially invited to take part in an ethically approved research study of the University of Sheffield, which is funded by the British Academy, about music that appears in the mind unintentionally and repeatedly. We are very much interested in your experiences either they are frequent or not so frequent – even if you don’t have that kind of experiences, you can still participate.

You will be asked to download an application on your phone/tablet and complete a short questionnaire (each one takes about a minute to complete) in response to 8 push notifications per day for 4 days. You can participate from anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in taking part contact us at to arrange the details. All your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. You contribution is invaluable and your help is much appreciated as your responses will help us understand how everyday thoughts unfold across the adult lifespan. You will be notified about the results of the study as soon as our findings become publicly available.

Dr Georgina Floridou,
Music and Wellbeing Research Unit,
The University of Sheffield”