Computer Tutorials

We hold tutorials or workshops on a variety of computer-related topics.

Scout & Guide HQ
1st Tuesday of the month
2.00 pm

See also  Computer Advice and  Computer Courses.
Computer tutorials are open to all U3A members. For some   tutorials, members may find it useful to  bring along their own laptops or tablets and use these to work through the topic with the presenter if they wish.

Past topics have included Picasa, WordPress, Facebook, Linux, setting up a home network, YouTube, Windows operating systems, organising your files, getting more from your iPad, smartphones, eBay, computer security, ebooks, among many more. Suggestions for new topics are always welcome. Offers to present a topic even more welcome.

Next Computer Tutorials

Tuesday 5th June:              A Fresh Look at Computing                                     David Sutton

This talk is aimed at anyone interested in knowing how technology is changing our lives or will affect us in the near future. However, if you are just interested in FUN and interesting things you can do with technology or just seeing strange demos, this is for you to.

This is David’s 3rd talk on similar subjects but covers new and even more interesting things (hopefully):

We start by looking at the latest technology in Health, Agriculture, Construction, Shipping and Retail. Just a quick fly through covering amazing things most people won’t have seen before.

The theme is however FUN with technology, so we move quickly on to Christmas Lecture style of demos. Unfortunately given the time, I’ll be using videos of demonstrations I’ve produced rather than running them on the spot. There’s a wide range of subjects, even a demo of Artificial Intelligence used to classify Irises (and MRI scans), plus Art, Robotics and The Internet of Things.

As with all Christmas Lectures we will be attempting a Big Experiment. Not got it working yet, so here’s hoping.

We also hold Computer Advice sessions on a Monday.


Some of our previous tutorials

Google Presentation by Jack Brettle, December 2016

Fascinating Things To Do with a Raspberry Pi by Phil Davidson, May 2016

Free Your Computer with Linux by Maurice George, April 2016

Malware & Virus Protection  by Willem Wiechers, March 2015

YouTube presentation  by Margaret Wiechers, Oct 2014

Other tutorials

Home and Learn’s free computer courses and tutorials. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started.

For more information please contact the Leader.