Computer Advice

We want to help all our u3a members to overcome their computer problems and to make members aware of the wide range of things that can be done using the internet.

Scout & Guide HQ (Computer Advice Centre)
Monday (apart from Bank Holidays, Christmas and Summer)
10.00 - 12.00
Coordinator:  Willem Wiechers - 01695 573744; email

Latest news regarding Computer Advice

Christmas Holiday Shutdowns 

Please Note: There will be no sessions during the schools Christmas holidays. The last session will be on Monday 11th December. Sessions will restart on Monday 8th January. Computer Advice may be available on Thursday Mornings at Horizons.

Session normally are on Mondays from 10:00 -12:00.

Queries should be concerned with those connected with software – including computer / laptop / tablet /smartphone problems,  digital photography issues, and, especially in these times, digital communication matters. (We are not able to deal with hardware problems.)

Computer Help in Normal Times

If you have a problem with your computer or you don’t know how to do something on it, and you need some advice, come along. If you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone, bring it along with you. We give personal one-to-one help on usage and problems including email and attachments, processing photos, security, computer networks, social networking  etc.

No appointments are needed. But please check availability over holidays periods such as Christmas, Easter and Summer.

For more information (or if you would like to offer any help), please contact Willem Wiechers on 01695 573744 or email on

Some on-line courses for you to try:

Learn My Way – making on-line learning easier.

Free  Home and Learn on-line tutorials.
All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started.

Open Learn – part of the Open University (offers many free on-line courses on a variety of topics).

FutureLearn – On-line courses offered on a multitude of topics by many universities meant for the general public.

Last Updated on December 1, 2023

Techie Advice

The Monday morning Computer Advice Group will open for the last time before Christmas on December 11th and will re-open on Monday January 8th 2024.

Bill S and Alan S, however, will be present at their usual table in the Aughton Room during  the Horizons coffee mornings up to December 21st, for any general Computer and Photography advice. And as usual at most Horizons Meetings, Alan N and Joyce N will also be around and about in the Scout & Guide HQ (often in the Computer Room) available to provide techie advice.

Last Updated on November 28, 2023