Computer Group

The Computer Group meets on the first Friday of each month (except August) at 2.30pm at

Chiltern Room
Chinnor Village Centre
High Street
OX39 4DH                                      

The Group meets jointly with other local U3As under the leadership of Chinnor U3A. It is a self interest group with the topics decided by the participants, and tuition provided by the more experienced members. Topics can range from advice on selection of equipment and software through basic techniques to advice and problem-solving. The meetings are not hands-on training sessions as such, but tutors will work with individuals and the group as required.

The Clinics provide a forum where you can raise any computing issues you may have in the hope that the combined experience of the group will be able to help. Of course, pressing issues can be raised at the end of any meeting.


An attendance fee of £2.00 is levied on the day to cover the room rental.

Next Events 

Open Forum
5 Oct 2018 
14.30 hrs
Chinnor Village Centre, High Street, Chinnor


Group Notice 

Friday 5th October 2018 – Open Forum

Chinnor Village Centre: 2.30 pm  Chiltern Room

These meetings rely on Q & A from the floor.
Also tips or other contributions are also helpful.
I will contribute my thoughts on choosing and setting up a new computer.
If anyone can explain the Intel and AMD cpu numbering system that would be great.

In December Duncan Boulton will be describing his computing project for timing marathon runners.
Other than that I have run out of speakers and am looking for suggestions from the group.

Robin PW

Change of Group Liaison

Eileen Monks has decided to step down as Leader/Liaison for the Computer Group which is based at Chinnor U3A.We are very grateful to Eileen for efficiently performing this role for so many years. She also deserves a rest. Eileen will step down at the end of March and we are very pleased to say that she has managed to find a successor! Thank you very much to Angus Mylles for agreeing to take on this position.

Angus’ contacts details are 01844 290727 or 

Computing Guides

I recently received an email with the following info that you might appreciate.

I wrote some computing guides as follow-ups to my group sessions. I have been surprised at the numbers of visits from other U3A’s who are using them as standalone guides. They seem to be meeting a need, still attracting just over 300 visits each month after two years of use. Members of your computing group, may find them of interest.

They can be accesses through Google via Ravenshead U3A. When on the web page go to groups and then select computing group. On the right hand side of the computer group page is a link to the guides.

The guides can be accessed directly at 

Robin PW

Colin found this explanation of how the internet works

Dorrie discovered this while she was away:

Google VIBER and find out about it. If you have an iPhone, smartphone, blackberry or android, providing the person you are calling also has it, your calls and texts are free. A bit like Skype but this is an anytime thing – the other person does not have to be sitting in front of their computer.

 The Group does not meet in August































Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

(for Haddenham U3A members) Angus Mylles on 01844 290727 or 

(Group Organiser) Robin Preston-Whyte at or on 01844 350382