Clarborough and Welham IT Group

by | 28 August 2021 | Education and Learning, Gainsborough, Group meeting, Hobbies

Microsoft has announced the planned release of Windows 11 in 2022! Go along to Clarborough and Welham IT Group to keep pace with their release schedules while brushing up your Windows 10 experiences.
Their classes base much of their time around so-called open source applications (‘apps’ to geeks!) which include LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Gimp in particular. In computing terms, open source licences allows the source code used to create applications to be freely available for users to share, modify or develop. For day-to-day users this means that these applications are free so go along to the group to get your copies!
LibreOffice and OpenOffice are equivalents to Microsoft’s Office and include apps equivalent – and compatible with – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and so on. They will sit and work alongside Microsoft’s Office with no problem.
All of these open source applications run on the IT Group’s Windows 10 laptops, or those that class members take themselves. These applications also come in versions that run effortlessly on Apple Mac computers, although the group currently lacks a really experienced Mac tutor – please do get in touch if you’d like to volunteer!
IT classes get underway again in Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) in mid-September (week commencing 13th September) in their usual weekly slots of either Tuesday afternoons (1.30pm to 3.00pm) or Wednesday mornings (10.00am to 11.30am). They always start with a ‘Gardeners Question Time’ so members can set priorities. Fees will be £25.00 for five weekly classes of either one of the above times.
Clarborough Village Hall (DN22 9LN) has a modern wi-fi system to which IT Group members get free access so classes also spend time exploring the vast range of facilities available from the internet such as efficient searching, problem solving as well as facilities such as language translation – the list is endless!
For more information or to book your place, contact Greg on 01777 700918 or
For much more about the group, go to Clarborough and Welham’s community website,, and look in the Local Groups and then IT Group section.