Computers, Science & Technology

Computer Workshops

If you would welcome some help with basic computing skills such as:

    • Accessing and browsing the Internet
    • Setting up an email account and sending emails
    • Creating and saving files
    • Opening attachments
    • Internet banking and payments
    • Security and passwords

We are pleased to announce that Mr Neng Chong, Computer Specialist, is available to our members, to deal with basic computing, such as email, Internet, dealing with attachments, etc.  

Computer Workshops are being held monthly as follows:

  • Dates: Wednesday 23 October and 27 November
  • Location: The Free Church Hall, small hall, Northway, London, NW11 6PB
  • Time: 5 – 6 pm
  • Please book via the Contact Page

Computer Training and Support

Learn how to access the Internet, set up for sending and receiving emails and other helpful tips.  Free training and support is available at the following locations in Barnet:

Locations and Timings:

  • Five Bells Computer Club, Five Bells Public House, East End Road, N2 0LZ Computers and a Cuppa!  Tuesdays 2-4pm during term time just drop in
  • Arts Depot*, Nether Street N12 0GA – drop in on Thursdays, 10.30 – 12 noon
  • Ann Owens Centre*, Oak Lane, N2 8LT – booking required
  • Friary House*, Friary Park, N20 0NR – drop in on Thursdays, 10.00 – 12 noon
  • Finchley Church End Library, 318-320 Gateway House, Regents Park Road, N3 2LN – Mondays 6 – 7 pm – booking required
  • HGS Community Library, Market Place; London NW11 – free computer use for one hour to library members when open

*Arranged through Age UK Barnet

Please use the form on our Contact Page to signify interest and information will be sent to you.  Please state location preferred. We are interested in your feedback after using any of the above sources.

Using the iPad & iPhone

Leader: Betty Mason

iPad and iPhone

This group is just for those who need basic help understanding the iPhone and iPad (not other tablets). We share problems and knowledge with each other. Help is offered on the use of emails, how to attach documents, and how to send photographs taken with the iPhone or iPad. We also learn how to download applications, and how to use them, as well as how to use Settings (getting the iPhone/iPad to do what you want).

  • Next course: Please contact Leader
  • When: Tuesday 11 am – 12 noon
  • Location: Leader’s home, N2 0EE
  • Frequency: First Tuesday of the month
  • Equipment: Bring your own iPad/iPhone
  • Number of places: 10

The Climate Emergency (There is No Planet B*)

Leader: Catherine Budgett-Meakin

A new group about climate change and the environment. It will use the book*There is No Planet B by Mike Berners Lee, and members will select a chapter to study.

  • First meeting: 7 November
  • When: Thursday 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Location: Members’ homes
  • Number of places: 10
  • Contact Eleanor Levy if interested in joining. You can find Eleanor’s contact details under History of London on page 22 of the HGS U3A Handbook.