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  • Apple Group

    Apple 300Get MORE from your iPad & Mac Devices

    If you have an iPad, Mac computer, iPhone, even the new Apple Watch or are thinking of buying one, we would like to invite you to join Sevenoaks U3A Apple Group.  The format of the meetings is that we start with a presentation on a wide variety of subjects to help you get the best out of your Apple devices.  The subjects include using the software, most of which is free, better understanding of the operating systems that run your devices such as your Mac computer and IOS for your iPad, iPhone and the new Apple Watch.

    We then have a break for tea during which you can join one of our Round Table discussion groups to share with other members and hopefully help find a solution to any problem you may have.

    A large number of members joined the group at the open day on the 23rd September in 2015, and from meeting them most people want more basic information and help to use their iPad, Mac computer or iPhone.

    Apple recently launched what they think is the future of television and we will be presenting this, together with information about taking photos and sending them to your friends. We also hope to cover using Word, Excel, etc, on a Mac

    Send an email to Dave Simmons to receive the agenda.

    Contact :   Dave Simmons

    Meetings :   Monday, 2nd, 2.00-4.00 in Otford Methodist Church, High Street, Otford.TN14 5PH


  • Computer Open Group

    Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Monday of the month – October through May. They are held in the Otford Village Memorial Hall Club Room, starting at 2pm.  Entrance Fee £2 including Tea.

    There is usually a presentation on a topic of interest, followed by a question-and- answer session. Talks are normally illustrated and projected onto a large screen. Members are  encouraged to raise  problems they are experiencing with their computers.  

    The meetings are Open Meetings and all  Members of Sevenoaks U3A are welcome to attend any of the meetings.   A reciprocal agreement with Knole U3A means that members of both U3A organizations are welcome to attend each other’s Computer Group meetings
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  • Computer Training

    AGE UK

    LOCAL LIBRARIES

    ADULT EDUCATION CENTRES

    Link to Age UK Computer Training CoursesAge UK is also located in St John’s Road, at the Old Meeting HouseTel: 01732 454108. The programme is based on identifying individuals’ needs and covers a full range of topics, which are then worked on a one on one basis. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops to the sessions.  Modest charges are on an hourly basis.

    Training facilities are available in many local libraries. You are invited to drop in and discuss your needs with them.

    Timeslots can be booked for one on one sessions at Otford Library on 01959 522488.

    Sevenoaks Library offers free courses on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – contact jenny.carter@kent.gov.uk

    In Sevenoaks the Adult Education Centre in Hatton House, Bradbourne Road offers a range of professionally staffed training programmes.  Brochures detailing these and information on other Kent Centres can be obtained from Sevenoaks Library.

    S&G TRAINING

    ONLINE COMPUTER TRAINING

    Link to the S&G Training websiteS&G Training offers one-on-one training at the offices of Mind located at 34 St John’s Road, Sevenoaks – Tel: 01732 458910. Courses for beginners are free and there is then a wide range of more advanced courses to suit individual requirements. These include Microsoft Office, Digital Photography, Facebook, Skype and more, all at modest prices. The emphasis is on determining individuals’ needs and then working on a one on one basis.

    The choice is extensive and ranges from free training courses, starting with basic instruction for beginners, to expensive courses aimed at professional level skills.

    Students should explore a selection of websites to see what is available and decide what would suit their personal requirements.

    To get you started, here are a few websites worth exploring :

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