In Computer group we meet monthly in small Clubs of five members and discuss problems and solutions on: - Features of Windows 10, 11 and Linux Mint, - Microsoft Office and other Open Source Office applications, - Surfing the Web safely and Computer Security and Privacy, - The Smart Home and devices, - Buying, upgrading and setting up a computer or tablet, - Getting the most from your computer including Family Research, Photo Enhancement, Web Authoring and Media Research.
Self help is the aim of Computer Group meetings. Learning the secrets of effective Web search speeds your troubleshooting and helps you find your way round your computer.
Over the years, the interests of the Computer Group have changed. Devices which used to be overwhelmingly difficult to use are becoming more user friendly. Mobile phones, tablets, TV and laptops, these days, all have a lot in common and interact. The challenge now is how to enjoy more of the benefits they offer. Communicating with our grandchildren, exploiting the features of modern television sets, satisfying our thirst for knowledge, enjoying music and film at home, armchair travel through Google, are now the topics we discuss. New horizons are discovered from the chance remark of a fellow member and we learn new ways of using ever smaller keys.
Computer Clubs meeting in Kirklington at 2pm are: Computer Club 1 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, This Club is devoted to very basic and perhaps new computer, tablet and smart phone users in order to introduce them to the terminology, and fundamental principles of computing. Computer Club 2 on the 1st Friday of the month, Computer Club 3 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Computer Club 4 on the 2nd Friday of the month, and is a Zoom meeting for those with mobility issues. Computer Club 5 on the 4th Friday of the month Linux Mint users who just want a simple platform for everyday use, to read and write their emails, surf the web, look at their pictures and perhaps play some music, free of the growing complexity of Windows 10 and 11, join any Club. If you would like to join us for individual help or study, please ring Clive Bates (details in "Members' Area/Group Leaders").
For On-Line and other computer-related help: Please look at the IT Support Group - Southwell U3A A Computer Users' Guide, available to all U3A members in or outside group membership, is here.
Think you might be interested in joining this group?
1. If you are not already a member of Southwell U3A but are interested in finding out more about this group and/or would like to attend one of their group meetings please click on the Contact Us link and let us know. We will arrange for the Group Leader to get in touch with you as soon as possible.
2. If you are already a member of Southwell U3A and are interested in joining this group you can contact the Group Leader, Clive Bates directly. His details are in the Group Leaderspage in our Membership Area of the website. As a Southwell U3A member you will have received the password for the Members Area pages in Newsline. If you have forgotten the password please use the Contact Usfacility on this website to request the password