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Date

Title

Speaker/Organiser

 

CLUB YEAR 2016/17

 

Oct 4

Study Groups & Projects Fair

Mike Busby

Oct 4

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Oct 18

Operating Drones (with demo)

Mark Boyt, Principal, Sussex by Air

Nov 1

Microsoft topics

Suzanne Driver

Nov 15

Mary Rose Museum visit

NOTE: lunch & afternoon visit

Nov 26

Bitcoin & Blockchain - a transformative technology

Steve Pearce & Bruce McGavin

Nov 26

The Internet of Things

Phil Bunce

Dec 13

Meccanoid & other things

Adrian Oldknow

Dec 13

Christmas Party

NB: Meeting starts 11am

Jan 10

Technical Update

Chris Jones

Jan 24

Rosetta and beyond

Dr Andrew Morse

Feb 7

Creating advanced images for Marketing

John Harris-Burland

Feb 21

Life and Times of Steve Jobs

Tony Mobbs

Mar 7

You Tube Unravelled

Steve Pearce

Mar 7

All Things Bright and Google

Pat Stewart

Mar 21

Nature's Way visit

 

Apr 11

Ransomware - what is it & what can we do about it?

Bruce McGavin

Apr 11

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

May 9

Computer aids for the disabled

Steve Pearce

May 9

Scam Awareness & Advice from a police perspective

PCSO Moorey

May 17

Portsmouth University Brain Tumour Dept

Visit - Wednesday 4pm

May 23

Casting video & audio around the house

Barry Blaydes & others

May 23

Study Groups Feedback

Study Group Leaders

Jun 6

Desktop Publishing

Mike Whittle

Jun 6

Study Groups Feedback

Study Group Leaders

Jun 20

AGM

Chairman

Jun 20

Topic of choice

Paul Pridmore

Jun 25

2017 Summer Party

12-3.30pm

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2015/16

 

Oct 6

Study Groups  & Projects Fair

Mike Busby

Oct 6

What the Programme Committee does

Chris Linford

Oct 6

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Oct 20

Latest Developments in Unmanned Aircraft

Jim Scanlan, Professor of Aerospace Design, So’ton

Nov 3

Things you can plug into your computer

Peter Smith (Walberton Computer Club)

Nov 24

Bletchley Park Visit

Full Day (max 50 visitors)

Dec 1

Windows 10 - early experience

Tech Studies Group

Dec 7

Windows 10 Workshop

Steve Pearce

Dec 15

Tides

Mike Whittle

Dec 15

Christmas Party

Meeting starts 11am

Jan 12

The use of imaging in aortic surgery

Paul Bevis

Jan 25

Windows 10 Workshop

Steve Pearce

Jan 26

The Rosetta Mission and the Philae comet landing

Dr. Andrew Morse of the Ptolemy project

Feb 9

PC technical news and update

Chris Jones

Feb 23

Music Streaming and related things

Steve pearce & Pat Stewart

Mar 8

Marathon running: the benefit of technology

Graham Jessop

Mar 8

Computer Security

Phil Bunce and Steve Pearce

Mar 22

Communication apps (Skype, FaceTime, Twitter etc)

Phil Bunce

Mar 22

C-cubed: Communication, Community and Collaboration

Tony Mobbs

Apr 5

Technology for creative writing and publishing

Susie Wilde

Apr 19

Modern computing and the rise of the supercomputer

Tony Mobbs

May 3

Social Media Group topics

Tony Mobbs

May 3

Apple group topics

Susi Richardson

May 3

Computing Skills group feedback

Bruce mcGavin

May 3

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

May 17

Southampton School og Oceanography

***POSTPONED***

May 24

Be careful when changing your email address

Steve Pearce

May 24

Informaion sources

Steve Pearce

May 24

Android Group topics

Chris Harwell

May 24

Computing Skills Group topics

Bruce McGavin

Jun 7

Kew Millennium Seed Bank

Wakehurst Place

Jun 24

AGM

Chairman

Jun 21

Topic of choice

Paul Pridmore

Jum 3

2016 summer Party (12:30pm)

Jill Sellwodd’s

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2014/15

 

Oct 7

Study Group Fair

Steve Pearce

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Oct 21

Use of computers at sea - a Captain's perspective

Michael Bechley

Nov 4

Can open data really make govt. more accountable?

Mark Frank, So'ton Uni

Nov 18

Biffa (recycling)

Visit

Dec 2

PC technical news and update

Chris Jones

Dec 16

Introducing Robotiky

Phil Bunce

 

Christmas Party

NB: Meeting starts 11am

Jan 6

Chimet

Barry Blaydes

 

Chromebook - user experience

Henry Gale

Jan 20

Digital mapping & Land Management

John Cowling, Pear Technology

Feb 3

The next Steps for Cosmology and Computation

David Bacon, Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology

Feb 17

Technology & Sources for walkers and cyclists

Roy Gask

 

MS Office 365,  etc. (To be confirmed)

Steve Pearce

Mar 3

Social Networking - a user's view

Anna Hutchings

Mar 17

Big Data and Crowd-Sourcing

Tony Mobbs

Apr 14

Robotiky in practice

Phil Bunce

Apr 28

Music Composition

John Beck

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

May 12

Ford Open Prison

Visit (max 15 people; reasonable mobility needed)

May 26

Study Groups: BCS, Web and I&CS

Mike, Barry, Pat, Bruce & Roy

 

Chichester Area Talking News

Michael Bevis

Jun 9

Study Group & Project feedback, t.b.a.

Study Group Co-ordinator

 

Digital Legacy

Michael Bevis

Jun 23

AGM

Chairman

 

Innovation and Technology Futures

Tony Mobbs

Jun 27

2015 Summer Barbeque  (12 - 3:30pm )

Trevor Nightingale's

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2013/14

 

Oct 1

Club Business

Chairman

 

Study Groups & Projects Fair

Bruce McGavin

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Nov 19

Computer problems & news

Chris Jones

 

Note: This meeting will be at Fishbourne Centre

Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne

Oct 15

Backing up your life

Steve Pearce & Bruce McGavin

Oct 29

Choosing your next computing device

Pat Stewart & Susi Richardson

Nov 12

Astrium

Visit

 

N.B. Afternoon visit

Starts 13:30

Nov 26

Mullard Space Science Lab Dorking

Expect 10:00 am start

Dec 10

Yet more of Bruce's Best Bits

Bruce McGavin

 

Christmas Party

NB: Meeting starts 11am

Jan 7

Windows 8 - practical advice

Steve Pearce & friends

 

What's happening in our Club?

Steve Pearce

Jan 21

Cosmology and High Performance Computing

Gary Burton/David Bacon P'mth Inst. Of Cosmology

Feb 4

Info Technology – Patients at the Centre of Care

Professor Juliet Beal NHS Dir. Nursing Quality Imp

Feb 18

PDFs and other strange things

Phil Bunce & friends

 

Drawing objects with MS Word

Barry Blaydes

Mar 4

Betaplus website facilities

Barry Blaydes

 

Sundry topics / Members' questions

Phil Bunce

Mar 18

Ford Open Prison **POSTPONED**

Alternative to be advised

Apr 1

STEM and Education: from theory to practice

Adrian Oldknow Prof.Comp & Math Education Chi Uni

Apr 29

Unmanned Systems, the Future of Aviation

Jim Scanlan, Professor of Aerospace Design So'ton

May 13

The Apple experience

Mike Busby

 

Chromebooks

Steve Pearce

May 27

Office 2013 / OneNote

Suzanne Driver

Jun 10

Twitter

Trevor Nightingale

 

Bosham Church site pictures with NOF Carousel

John Beck

 

My Humidistat

Phil Bunce

 

Browser Hijackers

Bruce McGavin

Jun 24

AGM

Chairman

 

Galaxy Zoo and other such things

Paul Pridmore

Jul 26

Summer Barbeque

Trevor Nightingale

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2012/13

 

Oct 2

Study Groups & Projects Fair

Bruce McGavin

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Oct 16

Facebook

Suzanne Driver

Oct 30

Type 26 Global Combat ship

Michael O'Connell

Nov 13

The CDC Website, now & future

John Merker, CDC Web & GIS team

 

Snoopy, the IP Camera

Barry Blaydes

Nov 27

Astrium

Visit

Dec 11

YouTube - what can it do for you?

Phil Bunce

 

Christmas Party

NB: Meeting starts 11am

Jan 15

Internet Banking issues

Richard Searle (Nationwide)

Jan 29

Windows 8 - first impressions

Steve Pearce, Bruce McGavin

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Feb 12

Remotely monitored solar panels

Steve Holloway

 

3D design and 3D printing

John Worley

Feb 26

Email Discussion Panel

Phil Bunce (chair)

Mar 12

A Silent Revolution-The Semantic Web

Hugh Glaser (Southampton University)

Mar 26

The B+ Message Board and other delights

Barry Blaydes

 

Cloud Services

Steve Pearce

Apr 16

Finding things on the internet

Paul Pridmore

 

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

Apr 30

The Changing Scene and the Betaplus Club

Have your say

May 14

Study Group Feedback

To be advised

May 28

10 uses of Microsoft Word and Excel for home users

Suzanne Driver

Jun 11

Study Group Feedback

To be advised

Jun 25

AGM

Steve Pearce

 

Podcasts

Steve Pearce

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2011/12

 

Sept 27th

Club Business

Chairman

 

Members Survey - initial findings

Richard Brownfield

 

Study Groups & Projects Fair

Bruce McGavin

 

Photos on your Smart TV

Steve Pearce

Oct 11th

Genes, proteins & computing machines

Dr. Jeremy Blaydes & Dr. Charles Birts

Oct 25th

News, Hints & Tips

Phil Bunce, Bruce McGavin

Nov 8th

Networking in the home and beyond

Bruce McGavin / TSG

Nov 22nd

Planetarium

Visit

Dec 6th

IT developments in a dynamic legal practice

Vivien Eaden, IT Director, Blake Lapthorn

Dec 13th

More of Bruce's Best Bits

Bruce McGavin

 

Christmas Party

NB: Meeting starts 11am

Jan 10th

Banking in the 21st Century

Jeremy Boardman (M.D. Rothschild Wealth Mgmt)

Jan 24th

Selling on eBay

Dick Hammond & others

 

Password Management

Steve Pearce

Feb 7th

Hints and Tips

Phil Bunce

 

Are you sitting comfortably?

Jodi Crawford

Feb 21st

MS Office Word

Suzanne Driver

Mar 6th

Supporting Healthcare using Pervasive Technologies

Dr Geoff Merrett, So'ton University

Mar 20th

Tangmere Airfield Nurseries

Visit

Apr 17th

Computers in Architecture

Martin Critchley

May 1st

Tablets & Smart phones

Pat Stewart and friends

May 15th

Didcot Power Station

Visit

May 29th

Displaying and altering pictures in Excel

John Kitchener (Excel 1)

 

Study Groups: Excel 2

Paul Pridmore

 

Study Groups: Digital Imaging

Roy Winchester

 

Printing photo albums & books

Phil Bunce

Jun 12th

Websites for Mobile Phones

Barry Blaydes & friends (Web Group)

 

Family History Pgm: the latest bells & whistles

Roy Winchester (Family History Workshop)

 

Fresh Baked Cookies

Phil Bunce (PowerPoint Skills)

 

Computer Security – Risks and Remedies

Steve Pearce (TSG)

Jun 26th

AGM

Steve Pearce

 

Topic of choice

Paul Pridmore

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2010/11

 

Sep 28th

Club business, Groups Fair

What Do You Want From Your Club?

Chairman

BMcG

Oct 12th

What You Can Do With Your Wii

Jennifer Schofield (Marcom)

Oct 26th

Club Hints and Tips

Internal speakers

Nov 9th

Rural Broadband

Broadband activities in West Sussex

Geoffrey Boys

Michael Hicks, WSCC

Nov 23nd

Visit

Southern Electricity Call Centre

Dec 7th

News and Hints

Club Facilities

Phil Bunce

Steve Pearce

Dec 14th

An exploration of some other things you can do with your computer

Christmas Party

Richard Brownfield

 

Chairman

Jan 11th

New Club Messageboard

Sharing Photos on the Web

Backing Up data

Barry Blaydes

Steve Pearce

Phil Bunce, Bruce McGavin

Jan 25th

Communicating with brain-damaged individuals

Dr Paul Gnanayutham

Feb 8th

Measuring human movement in 3D

Prof. Mike Whittle

Feb 22nd

Taking a Computer firm to Court

News and Tips

What's new on the Club Website

Pat Stewart

Phil Bunce

Barry Blaydes

Mar 8th

Monitoring the Movement of Glaciers

Dr. Kirk Martinez, So'ton University

Mar 22nd

Visit (all day)

BMW Cowley

Apr 5th

Teaching Outlook to commercial firms

Suzanne Driver

May 3rd

DIG A: Photo project

Creating and using a spreadsheet

Family History: Links to the Past

Internet & Computer Problems

Mike Williams

John Kitchener

Roy Winchester

Ernie Piper

May 17th

Visit (and lunch)

Wickham Vineyards

May 31st

Computing Languages: Python

Digital Imaging B

Mobile Communications

3D printing

Web Group

John Worley

Ernie Piper

Roy Gask

John Worley

John Miles

Jun 14th

From Design to Patent: CAD and the development of a car turntable

Mark Starnes

Jun 28th

AGM

Ultimate Questions and Ultimate Answers

Chairman

Paul Pridmore

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2009/10

 

Sep 29th

Club Business

Study Groups 'Fair'

Surgeries Feedback

Chairman

Study Group leader

Steve Pearce

Oct 13th

Interactive Websites

Social Learning (inc. Twitter)

John Halliday

Geoffrey Boys

Oct 27th

PDF files

What you can do with your Wii

Steve Pearce / John Worley

Jennifer Scofield (Marcom)

Nov 10th

Inmarsat

Michael Butler

Nov 24th

VISIT

HMS Collingwood (Gosport)

Dec 8th

Computers and National Security

Peter Varnish (Security consultant)

Dec 15th

 NB: 11am start

More of Bruce's Best Bits

Xmas party

 

Bruce McGavin

Chairman

Jan 12th

Cancelled due to bad weather

 

Jan26th

Shopping & Banking Online

WSCC Trading Standards

Feb 9th

Free software tips

Dick Hammond

Feb 23rd

Windows 7

Technical Study Group

Mar 9th

Intelligent Energy Systems: How Artificial Intelligence can help combat global warming’.

 

Alex Rogers, Southampton University

Mar 23rd

New Media & Technologies - members' experience

Steve Pearce, Pat Stewart, Bruce

Apr 20th

VISIT

Portsmouth Water Company, Farlington

May 4th

Technical Update

Chris Jones

May 18th

VISIT

Chichester Harbour Solar Powered Boat

Jun 1st

Face recognition in Picasa

Creating a website from your family tree

Finding software to manage your finances

How the Club helped me with my problem

Study & Project Groups for next year

DIG A

Family History

Home Finance

Presentations Project

Geoffrey Boys / Steve Pearce

Jun 15th

Chichester Singers website

Windows Scheduler

Bluffers's guide to computer languages

Collaborative workspaces for groups & clubs

Working together - members' discussion

Jill Selwood

Barry Blaydes

John Worley

Steve Pearce /

   Geoffrey Boys

Jun 29th

AGM

Surviving the summer without Betaplus

Chairman

Paul Pridmore

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2008/9

 

Sep 30th

Club Business

Study Groups and 'Fair'

The new Club Website

Chairman

Study Group leader

Barry Blaydes

Oct 14th

Technical Update

Chris Jones

Oct 28th

Social websites

How Automation gave me the sack

Geoffrey Boys

Philip Wilson

Nov11th

Google and Marketing

Sam Brownfield

Nov 25th

VISIT

Veolia Recycling Centre

Dec 9th

Manage Your photos with Picasa

Domain Names

Bruce McGavin

Jo Howard / Pat Stewart

Dec 16th

Flight Simulation

Xmas party

Bob Nagle

Chairman

Jan 13th

Household Management - the New Mrs.Beeton

Jo Howard/Pat Stewart

Jan 27th

Skylab

Sharing data between PC and laptop

Mike Whittle

Steve Pearce

Feb 10th

Developments in Computers and Education

Steve Whiting WSCC

Feb 24th

Scoring music on the Computer

Simple Websites

John Beck

Jo Howard

Mar 10th

Security: Biometrics and Human Behaviour

Professor Mark Nixon

Mar 24th

VISIT

West Sussex Records Office

Apr 7th

What's in your computer?

Candu Computers

Apr 28th

Surgeries and Discussion

Club members

May 12th

Meeting cancelled

SE Ambulance HQ, Lewes

 May 26th

Feedback: Web, Technical & Database Study Groups

Sharing Documents Project Group

Group members

Jun 9th

Feedback: Family History, Internet and Digital Imaging Study Groups

Various  Project Groups

Group members

Jun 23rd

AGM

Chairman

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2007/8

 

Oct 2nd

Club Business

            Study Groups 'fair'

Hints & Tips

Dick Hammond

 

Chris Linford, Bruce McGavin

Oct 16th

Chris Jones

Alan Richmond

Oct 30th

Hobbies and Computers:

   Civilization (strategy game)

   Second Life (online virtual world)

   Games online

   Crosswords

Bruce McGavin

   Bruce McGavin

   Jo Howard

   Geoffrey Boys

   Paul Pridmore

Nov 13th

Thinking Inside the Box (upgrading your computer)

Richard Brownfield

Nov 27th

Visit: Tangmere Aviation Museum

Dick Hammond

 

Alan Davies

Dec 11th

Creative Writing

Christmas party

Alison Norrington

Jan 8th

Hints & Tips for Dummies

Powerpoint

Alan Davies

Ernie Piper

Jan 22nd

Computers & Veterinary Surgery

 

Andy Vawer (Downland Veterinerary Group)

Feb 5th

Website design

Philip Payne (Admiral Lord Nelson School)

Feb 19th

The Breitling Orbiter

Mel James

Mar 4th

Various topics (e.g. wireless networks)

plus members' questions

Chris Jones

Mar 18th

Outside visit: RPM Printers

Chris Linford

Apr 15th

Medical websites, databases, Vista: the Beta Plus Short Projects

Organise you photos with Picasa

Steve Pearce, Barry Blaydes, Bruce McGavin

Bruce McGavin

 

Apr 29th

EGM: Change to Constitution

Members' Surgeries

What's new at the Internet Group?

Using Styles in Word

Chairman

Alan Richmond

Ernie Piper

Caroline Taylor

May 13th

Outside visit, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (N.B. all day)

Chris Linford

May 27th

Family History update

DIG those images

Web group feedback

Steve Pearce

Bruce McGavin

Barry Blaydes

Jun 10th

Music Technology

Pete Sidwell

Jun 24th

AGM

Video Editing

Dick Hammond

Richard Brownfield

 

 

 

 

CLUB YEAR 2006/7

 

Sept 19th

Club matters

Dick Hammond

 

Members Survey Discussion Groups

Chris Linford

Oct 3rd

Technology Update - Microsoft VISTA

Chris Jones

Oct 17th

Computers & Farming

George Torrence

Oct 31st

Add impact to your posters, etc.

Barry Blaydes

 

Organise your thoughts!

Steve Pearce

Nov 14th

Information Services at Chichester University

Terry Hanson, Director of Information Services

Nov  28th

OUTSIDE VISIT

Southampton Container Terminal

Dec 12th

XMAS PARTY

 

 

Fun video clips & pictures

Bruce McGavin

Jan 9th

Q&A Session, members' questions

Ernie Piper

Jan 23rd

Archaeology / Fishbourne Roman Palace

Alan Richmond

Feb 6th

DIG feedback

Keyboard Shortcuts

Linda Pead

Bruce McGavin

Feb 20th

Diving on the Titanic

Keyboard shortcuts

Rob Goldsmith

Bruce McGavin

Mar 6th

Online Learning

Data Storage and Backup

Jo Howard

Bruce McGavin + Jo Howard

Mar 20th

OUTSIDE VISIT

Chichester Festival Theatre

Apr 3rd

The Broadband Revolution

Geoffrey Boys

Apr 17th

Speech Recognition

"Surgeries"

Barry Blaydes

Alan Richmond organising

May 1st

Project Feedback: Online Chat

Project Feedback: Recover Your Old Recordings

Barry Blaydes

Richard Brownfield

May 8th

Publisher

Study Groups feedback: Video Editing, Web Group

John d'Este Eastes

Brian Oakley-Smith, Barry Blaydes

May 22nd

Outside visit

To be advised

Jun 5th

Technology Q&A session

Chris Jones

Jun 19th

Your grandchildren - what can they do on a computer?

Study Groups feedback: Family History, Internet Group

Jennifer Bottomley

Steve Pearce, Geoffrey Boys

Jun 26th

AGM

Internet Mapping - Where are we now?

Chairman / Secretary

Paul Pridmore