They are all volunteers and are all very dedicated, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable and give a lot of their time to their trainees.


I teach beginners internet and email on Windows 7, also share trading for beginners as well as holding discussions on share trading. 

Carol BAGSHAW (Vice President)

Carol teaches the following courses:

Windows 7, 8 and 10
Internet and Email
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Folders and Files
(Teaches on Thursdays)

Peter DAY (Secretary)

Peter teaches Windows 10 (now very rusty rusty on Windows 7), internet, email, computer maintenance and security, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Android phones/tablets but due to demand generally only teaches Windows 10 and computer maintenance/security.
He is the club secretary and chair of the Computer Explorers group. He joined the club in 2007.
The computer explorers group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month and discusses general computer related topics. Peter produces an agenda that revolves around some interesting bits of information he has recently noted. It may be an article from a technology magazine, from a newsletter that he subscribes to, a YouTube video recently viewed and any other items that grabs either his attention or that of other participants. Should a topic be of special interest then that may be pursued further. The participants are welcome to bring any problems they have, and these can be discussed and hopefully either find a solution there or go home and investigate and report back to the group. We have a regular group of 10 or so participants but visitors are always welcome to join the group.

Ruth BINGHAM (Life Member)
I teach the Apple tablets iPad and iPhone. There are many things you can do with these devices, play music, read books, take photos, keep up with friends on Facebook, email, play games are some examples. I show trainees how to search for new apps in the iTunes Store and download to their devices

Bede’s subjects are scanning your photos and 35mm slides using the computer. Scanning this way gives one a lot more control over what one is doing, often with a better result. Bede can also help your photos look more realistic by brightening or just a little adjustment to one’s photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Of course, if one is interested, one can do a lot more with Photoshop Elements, but the basic touch can make a lot of difference to one’s photos. Photoshop Elements is fairly affordable, and the average person would not need to update as the present version does so much. Bede is a keen photographer and has been with the club for many years and one of the first tutors. 



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