List of previous meeting topics

To give you an idea of the sort of things we cover, here are the topics we have covered in previous meetings. Where further information from the event is available there will be a linkx to it in the "more" column.

2021 Topic More
April Q & A + USB connectors demystified Show
March Cyber awareness presented by TVP Cyber awareness team Show
Jan Photo Management and Free Photo Editing, Gimp etc. Show

2020 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Keepass Password Management and other security measures Show
Oct Google Docs
Sep Spreadsheets, LibreOffice Calc, Excel etc.
Aug Q&A, Email Setup if time available
Jul Libre Office Writer
Jun Alexa etc. Digital Assistants/ LibreOffice Writer
May Windows and Apple Tools and Utilities
Apr Questions and Answers, via video Show
Mar Disk management programmes and other Utilities. A general discussion
Feb A Topic for the Experts
Jan Skype and alternatives

2019 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Smartphones & Tablets forum Q&A
Oct Keeping your Computer Secure
Sep Defending a Windows PC against slow down and premature obsolescence.
Aug Questions and Answers & Electricty Smart Meters
Jul Linux Desktop and Chromebooks
Jun Cloud Storage, choosing one and setting it up.
May Choosing between an Apple or a Windows PC
Apr Questions and Answers
Mar Photo Management and Filing
Feb Musings from the Past, Modern Computing Landmarks
Jan Libre Office the free alternative to Microsoft Office

2018 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Smartphones & Tablets forum Q&A
Oct Alexa etc. Digital Assistants Show
Sep Keeping your Computer Secure Show
Aug Questions and Answers and Keyboard Shortcuts
Jul Route planning, Share my position. Holiday snaps collating and saving
Jun How the Internet Works Show
May Virtual machines
Apr Q & A followed by Libra Office Forum, Templates Q&A etc
Mar The Cloud
Feb Backup Programmes, Policies & Restoring a computer from TimeMachine and Windows Backups Show
Jan Email Setup: POP and IMAP

2017 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Keeping Your Computer Secure Show
Oct Google Docs
Sep Win10 Creators Edition
Aug Questions and Answers
Jul Linux Show
Jun Apple Mac an introduction
May Keepass Password Management and other security measures
Apr Questions and Answers
Mar Creating a Website, using free software
Feb Libre Office the free alternative to Microsoft Office
Jan Linux

2016 Topic More
Dec Question and Answer Session
Oct AGM + Discussion of the future of the club
Sep Musings from the past: Landmarks in the development of modern computing
Aug Fixing Windows 10 login problems / 1939 Register, Ride / Route planning tools
Jul Sychronising and the Cloud
Jun Using Photoshop Elements
May Reviewing Windows 10
Apr Viewing and sending documents (.docx, .pdf, etc)
Mar Extending Networks
Feb Vulnerability: how to keep your computer safe Show
Jan Open Office Databases: Part 2 Show

2015 Topic More
Dec Question and Answer Session
Nov Windows 10 - a further look
Oct Smart TVs - What do they do?
Sep Databases: MySql and LibreOffice Base
Aug Managing your passwords with Keepass, and other security measures Show
Jul Keeping Your Computer Secure
Jun Tools for Collaboration and Communication
May Email Setup: POP and IMAP Show
Apr Windows 10: a first look
Mar Alternatives to Skype
Feb Libre Office / Toolbar Configuration
Jan Researching your Family History

2014 Topic More
Dec Question and Answer Session
Nov Picture and File Transfer between Devices
Oct Family History
Sep Video Editing
Aug Tablet Computers
Jul Server-side websites
Jun Linux update- Ubuntu and essential apps
May Raspberry Pi Robot- avoiding bonfires!
Apr How to stay safe if you're still using XP
Mar Intelligent Web Searching techniques Show
Feb Securing your PC
Jan Investigating HTML and XML

2013 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Smartphones- iPhone and Android- bring your questions along!
Oct Virtual Machines
Sep Gadgets
Aug Afraid of Facebook?
Jul Building a Robot with Raspberry Pi
Jun Windows8
May Raspberry Pi Show
Apr PC Tune-up Tools
Mar Demystifying Java and Java script Show
Feb Partitioning your hard drive Show
Jan TCP/IP How the internet works

2012 Topic More
Dec Question and answer
Oct AGM + Sharing Data via Cloud Services: PCs, MACs and Phones
Sep Discovering Windows 8
Aug Genealogy Find out how to research your family history
Jul Question and answer
Jun Help a Friend: Newbies very welcome, bring a laptop
May Libre Office Databases
Apr Managing the Password Nightmare
Mar Converting Vinyl to Digital
Feb Genealogy (failed to turn up - impromptu meeting)
Jan Libre Office styles and templates

2011 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Selecting an ISP
Oct AGM + Remote Control of your PC Show
Sep Genealogy (failed to turn up - impromptu meeting)
Aug Open Office: the alternative to Microsoft Show
Jul Restore / Touch up Pbotos
Jun Upkeep and Tuning your PC
May Buying and Selling on eBay
Apr Investigating Windows 7
Mar iPhone Apps
Feb Windows 7 for Media
Jan Exploring Different Browsers

2010 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Broadband Investigated Show
Oct Setting up a new computer Show
Sep Choosing a new PC Show
Aug using i-phones
Mar Ubuntu Show
Feb How Computers Work
Jan Databases

2009 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Apple Mac: an Introduction for PC Users
Oct AGM + Networking and File Sharing
Sep Keeping IT Clean: (Keep your PC unchoked)
Aug Nifty Gadgets
Jul Open Office: the alternative to Microsoft
Jun Backup in all its ramifications
May Protect your computer (Learn about Anti-virus protection, Firewalls etc.
Apr From Quill Pens to Computer Printing: (from far back in time to the present)

2008 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Creating a Website, using free software (Kompozer)
Oct AGM + Remote control of computers
Sep LAN Backup;
Aug Improving Windows Performance
Jul Exploring the Apple Mac
Jun Vista explained, given by a representative from Microsoft
May Web 2.0: Using Search Engines
Apr Mind mapping
Mar Managing Your Folders, Files and photographs.
Feb VirtualBox Virtual Machines
Jan Securing your data Show

2007 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov Open Office - Presentation
Oct AGM + Graphics Tablet
Sep Microsoft Word Processing
Aug Open Office
Jul Linux Operating System
Jun Open Questions
May Photography for the Web
Apr Microsoft Visio
Mar Creating a Website
Feb Wireless Networking
Jan How to Back-up Your Data

2006 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov AGM + Introduction to telephone on the Internet
Oct Internet Security
Sep Putting pictures onto DVD Show
Aug Scanning 35mm Slides
Jul Open Question Evening
Jun Safe Surfing
May E-Bay
Apr Nortons Ghost
Mar Family History and your computer Show
Feb User Accounts
Jan Pictures via the Internet

2005 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov How the Internet works Show
Oct AGM + Powerpoint
Sep File and Desktop Management
Aug Macros with Microsoft Word Show
Jul Question Time - XP topics Link
Jun Knoppix (Bootable Linux CD)
May Philosophy of the Web
Apr Audio/Visual Presentation
Mar E-mails
Feb Adware and Spyware Show
Jan Backup Devices
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2004 Topic More
Dec Questions and Answers
Nov XML - Communicating on the Web
Oct AGM + Video Editing
Sep Web databasesc
Aug Creating a simple website with HTML
Jul Questions and Answers
Jun Wireless Networking
May Writing for the Web
Apr Adobe programs
Mar Internet Security
Feb Software Maintenance
Jan Vinyl Records to CD

2003 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Disaster Recovery
Oct AGM + Configuring Outlook Express
Sep Linux - The alternative operating system
Aug Excel Macros
Jul Photoshop 7
Jun Using Microsoft Project
Apr Introduction to Windows XP
Mar Powerpoint
Feb Web Design
Jan Investigating Freeware

2002 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Specifying a Computer
Oct AGM - Adobe Acrobat
Sep Visio 2000
Aug Pagemaker
Jul Java
Jun Photoshop
May Firewalls
May Networking re-visited
Apr Simple Networking in the Home
Mar Scanners
Feb Internet Addressing and Protocol
Jan Windows XP

2001 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Multi Media Workshop
Oct AGM - Norton Systems Works
Sep Remote User - PC Anywhere
Aug Embroidery by PC
Jul Internet Workshop
Jun Open Forum
May Documentation System
Apr Open Forum
Mar Computer housekeeping with Norton SystemWorks
Feb Macros with Microsoft Programs
Jan Designing a simple web site

2000 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Improve your scanning
Oct AGM + Access - The friendly database
Sep Search Engines
Aug Music and Midi
Jul Linux - The alternative operating system
Jun Adobe Acrobat - those .pdf files
May Paint Shop Pro 6 - editing bitmap graphics
Apr The Art of Scanning
Mar Computer housekeeping - maintaining peak efficiency
Feb Genealogical Databases
Jan Internet Jargon - what does it mean?

1999 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Microsoft Publisher 98
Oct AGM + Visio (Technical Drawing)
Sep Make your own CD
Aug Microsoft Powerpoint
Jul Optical Character Recognition
Jun Delphi ( a Windows Development Tool )
May Beating Microsoft's paperclip
Apr Simple Networking
Mar Computer Architecture
Feb ACCESS - The friendly database
Jan Voice Recognition

1998 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Paint Shop Pro 5 - Digital Image Enhancement
Oct AGM + Business on the Internet
Sep Building a ComputerComputer Workbench
Aug Importance of Computer Acronyms
Jul Into the Internet
Jun Digital Imaging
May TV and Teletext on a PC
Apr Build your own computer
Mar Modems and related things
Feb Embroidery by PC
Jan Data Loggers

1997 Topic More
Dec Question Time
Nov Visual Basic 5
Oct AGM + Microsoft Office 97
Sep Designing a Web Page
Aug Intro to MS Macros
Jul CD ROM Writers
Jun Video Editing
May NT Operating System
Apr Keep your secrets safe
Mar Family History
Feb New Pictures from Old
Jan Setting up a Website

1996 Topic More
Dec Computer Games
Nov Remote User Support
Oct AGM + Scanners and OCR
Sep Technical Questions Panel
Aug Back-up devices

1995 Topic More
Oct PageMaker (version 5)
Aug Word for Windows (Version 6)
Jul Modems (and Fax modems)
Jun Building a Computer
Apr Excel V5
Mar Internet by Demon
Feb Telephony
Jan Warp (OS/2v3) by IBM

1994 Topic More
Dec Electronic Mail
Nov Pesentation by Nextbase
Oct Virtual Reality
Sep Sage Accounts
Aug Neural Spreadsheets
Jul Project Management
Jun PC Networks
May Iomega Storage
Apr CASE and Structured Programming
Mar OS/2 by IBM
Feb Windows NT
Jan Mapbase (from Autoroute)

1993 Topic More
Dec Inside your PC
Nov Programming in 'C'
Oct AGM + Voice Input to Wordperfect
Sep Fonts
Aug IMPROV from Lotus
Jul Paradox
Jun Q-Basic for beginners
May MS-DOS 6
Apr Access (Microsoft dbms)