The Bookham Seniors Computer Club
Welcome to the website of the Bookham Seniors Computer Club. The club was established in 2010 to help seniors in Bookham and the surrounding area to learn how to use a computer. At the time there were many people over 50 in the area that had not had the chance to learn how to use personal computers. Since then a lot about computing has changed. Now we have computing power in tablets, phones and even watches! We still hold beginners classes when we have requests for them, but we have added many additional courses on topics such as staying safe on the internet, Windows 10, digital photography, social media and apps as well as courses on tablets, for example iPads.
Our friendly and relaxed lessons are designed to help you learn computer skills to:
- enable you to communicate with friends and family with email, video links and social media
- use the internet to find information to enhance your hobbies and interests, save time and money
- use the internet to shop, tax the car or watch ‘on demand’ TV
- use programs or apps that let you do more with your computing devices such as photography, writing letters, keeping records, and much more.
It’s about learning to use computer technology and generally feeling confident about using it.
Beginners and improvers are welcomed to the club. There are a variety of courses which we offer depending on our member’s requirements.
Some courses we have offered in the past have been:
- to learn the basics of using the internet and email on PCs and tablets
- to learn additional ways of using the basic skills
- to learn word processing - writing letters invitations, mailing labels and maybe the next great novel
- to learn to make spreadsheets – keeping records
- to learn Powerpoint - creating posters and presentations
- to learn about digital photography - saving pictures from camera to PC, editing and sharing them with others
- to learn to be safe using the internet, email and social media.
These courses are held on Friday mornings from 10:00am to noon at the Little Bookham Village Hall.
The club is run by volunteers so there is a modest fee for these courses which helps to cover costs.
The club also runs informal, no-need-to-book, drop-in sessions, where you can get help with any problem you are having,
or questions that you have about either PCs, or the various ‘tablets’ that are becoming popular. These sessions are free and held on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month from 2.30 to 4.30pm also at the Little Bookham Village Hall.