The Aims and Objectives of the Computer Group is to encourage members of the U3A to become computer literate, so that they can communicate, especially with their grandchildren on equal terms, wherever they may be. To share knowledge with fellow members and to encourage all members to take an active part in the proceedings of the group.
Subjects covered include Word Processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, the Internet (the World Wide Web), E-mail, Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware and FireWall protection.
We are continually looking to detect trends and to search out what is new.
Equipment required: It is helpful, but not essential, if members have a computer, tablet or smartphone of their own or access to one.
Meetings: We meet on the First Friday in each month, excluding August.
Venue: The Village Centre.
Time: From 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Cost: £2.00 (Two Pounds) per member per meeting to cover the hire of the meeting room and administration costs. A supplementary charge is levied for notes of the meeting if members require them.
Programme: Published annually and runs from September to July.
Group Coordinators: Robin Preston-Whyte and Chas Large.
|DATE 2017 - 2018||TITLE||PRESENTER||DESCRIPTION|
|6th January||Web Design||Chas||How Web pages are produced|
|3rd February||Clinic - Tablets||Q&A plus discussion on Tablet devices|
|4th March||Computer Shop||Gary||Perspective of a PC shop proprietor|
|7th April||Excel Spreadsheets||Pam & Ray||How to get more from Excel and accessing Visual Basic|
|5th May||MS Office||Molly||Office Tips and Tricks|
|July and August||No Meetings|
|1st September||Web Design Part 2||Chas||Onwards with Templates and CMS|
|6th October||Clinic & Security||Q&A plus discussion about security|
|3rd November||Linux||Geoff Parkes|
|1st December||Raspberry Pi||Robin|
|5th January 2018||VBA & Office|
|2nd February||Clinic & iPad/iPhone|
|2nd March||Computer Shop||Gary|
|6th April||Sandbox & Virtual Machines||Chas|
|1st June||Clinic & Networks / Comms|
All meetings are subject to change without prior notice due to any unforseen circumstances. Please check this page regularly.
Potential topics for future discussion:
Sweet Home 3D
London Marathon timing system - Duncan Bolton
Recent meeting information, notes and downloads:
6th January 2017 - Web Design - How Web pages are created. PDF of Chas Large's presentation notes.
Here are some documents that may help you or others when using a computer.
Using BCC in emails - PDF
Problems with emails - PDF
Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge Browser - PDF
Windows Restore Points - PDF