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The objective of the group is to develop the knowledge and skills of all members whether they are beginners or more advanced users. The meetings include presentations on a broad range of software and hardware issues as well as looking at innovative websites. Mac users are welcome but all practical sessions will be limited to Windows applications. Meetings are open to all Knole and Sevenoaks members. Door contribution is £1 to cover hall hire and refreshments.

We also run a ‘buddy system’ offering one-to-one help via email with members’ home operational problems. This is open to all members and those taking advantage are requested to make a contribution of £2 towards group funds. Initial contact, by email, is Simon McIntyre.
Simon McIntyre, Warren Taylor,  Peter Munro:  

Meetings: 4th Thursday, 2-4 at Holmesdale Bowls Club TN13 2AR

Proposed Programme for 2017 – 18

28 Sept 2017Internet Security ReviewWarren Taylor
26 Oct 2017Basic Excel and database use, Labels etc Simon McIntyre
23 Nov 2017Multi Media applicationsPeter Munro
December 2017No meeting in December
25 Jan 2018Excel for household finances Hamilton Woods
22 Feb 2018Computer Security Warren Taylor
22 Mar 2018Basic Word, Email and Printing Simon McIntyre
26 Apr 2018Basic File Management Peter Munro
24 May 2018Basic Powerpoint Simon McIntyre
28 Jun 2018AGM
Review of On-Line Services and Freeware
Simon McIntyre
Peter Munro

Genealogy For Beginners

A group to assist newcomers in researching and collating data to produce ‘Family Trees’. Members learn how to use a Family Tree computer program to store their findings and produce charts and reports. It is necessary to have either a desktop or laptop.   John Phillips:    3rd Monday, 2-4

Science Book Club 

We meet over 6 months in the winter with one book allocated per month.  This may be more than some of us can manage so the list will be decided in advance and members can concentrate on those that interest them most. However if you have time to dip into the others you are likely to read enough to join in the monthly discussion.  It isn’t a heavy academic review but the books stimulate general discussion around the chosen topic.      Christine Walls:

Science Group

The Science Group talks and visits are open to every member of Knole. The talks are held on the first Thursday of the month from October to May at Sevenoaks Weald Memorial Hall by the village Green from 2.30 – 4.30 pm.  There is reasonable parking by the hall with further parking in the roads around the Green. There will be a charge of £2 per meeting and refreshments will be provided. The group aims to raise awareness and discussion of a broad range of science and technology issues with talks from a mix of invited speakers and our own members.

5 Oct. 17      Tony Clayton: intellectual Property, Knowledge and Innovation

2 Nov. 17    Pat Norris:  How satellites prevented World War III during the Cold War – can they do so again?                                 

7 Dec. 17    Dr Brian Marker: Mineral Dust – Its relevance to society                     

4 Jan 18     Group Members: Our Favourite Scientists

1 Feb 18     Dr Stuart McDonald:Why is Cancer difficult to treat?

1 Mar 18     Richard Gidman:  Power generation efficiency

5 Apr 18     Dr Peter Dixon: What has the chemical industry ever done for us?        

3 May 18    Dr Elisabeth Bradford: Exploring how social communication changes across the lifespan

Christine Walls