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.

Programme | Useful information

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.

Programme of Meetings

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
2nd June Clinic    
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  
4th May TBA    
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:

Scripts (Visual Basic & Javascript).

Google Apps

Sweet Home 3D

PC Cleanup

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.

Useful Information

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