GDPR Issues 

The Law is changing and whilst it is intended for commercial operators, the ODA have embraced the GDPR ethos, expanding upon the previous practices we implemented, where our members, friends, and subscribers have the choice of controlling whether we contact you, or not.

We’ve already sent GDPR related communications to all who have registered an email address with us - but, if you’ve not had that email - please note the following message:

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You may have gathered that the law relating to Data Protection is changing, on the 25th of May 2018…  

To that end,  please Open this form (HERE) and then click either:

  • YES…  If you’re happy to continue receiving electronic messages from us once your current subscription ends


  • NO… if you’d rather not receive further communications from us once your current subscription ends.

If we don’t receive any instruction from you on how to proceed, we will assume you don't wish to receive any further communication from us, and so your membership listing will become ‘doormant’.  Those who have previously resigned from the ODA may ignore this message, as we will not contact you unless you message us first.

Many thanks in anticipation,

Kind regards



Posted 17 weeks ago

Spring 2018 newsletter

Dear All

The above newsletter has now been dispatched, so please keep an eye out for it during the next week or so - email recipients should already have had theirs, and Overseas members may take a little longer.

Please note that the 2018/19 subscription  period commences on April 1st - so please can you look out for the renewal instructions that’s with the newsletter

Any problems, please get in touch!

Many thanks and kind regards

Hefin Williams

Archivist and Membership Coordinator

Posted 25 weeks ago

The ODA Annual Dinner 2018

By popular acclaim, the Annual Dinner will be held on 5/5/2018, at the Teras Restaurant of Bangor University at 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm.  

A copy of the menu and full details will be available in the Spring 2018 Newsletter; details also available via the Members News and Events Page HERE

Peter Roberts

ODA Secretary

Posted 26 weeks ago

Winter Newsletter 2017

Note to our Subscribers - We’ve just sent out the latest Newsletter according to your individual preferences. 

If you wish to change your format preference or any of your contact details, please let us know via the ‘Update My Details’ Link, at the bottom-left of the Members Navigational Links Page, HERE.

 As always, we’ve also archived a copy of this Newsletter to the ODA Digital Archive, HERE

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Cylchgrawn Y Gaeaf 2017

Nodyn i’n Tanysgrifwyr - ‘Rydym wedi dosbarthu eich Cylchgrawn diweddaraf, yn unol â'ch  gofynion chi,  

Os fysech eisiau newid eich dewis fformat, neu eich manylion cyswllt, gadewch i ni wybod unrhyw bryd drwy'r ddolen ‘Update My Details’ sydd ar waelod-chwith y Tudalen Dolenni Aelodau, YMA

Posted 43 weeks ago

Xmas Lunch  - 1/12/17

Dear All,  

Just to let you know that the date for expressing your intention of joining us at the lunch, has now closed,

Any problems please Contact us

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Cinio Nadolig  - 1/12/17

Annwyl Pawb,

Mond i adael i chi wybod, bod y dyddiad oedd angen i chi adael i ni wybod os oeddech chi am ddod i’r cinio, wedi mynd heibio.

Unrhyw drafferth, cysylltwch â ni os gwelwch yn dda

Posted 44 weeks ago
This is a brief glimpse of the more detailed News and Events feed, available in the members-only pages. 
The fuller version complements our Events Calendar, which is regularly updated with our pre-planned as well as our many ad-hoc events
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