Due to current social distancing measures we are unable to meet in the Percival Guildhouse so the Committee has put together a programme for the first half term using Zoom.

14 Sep – Welcome chat on Zoom 7.30
21 Sep – Practice talk on Zoom by Judith. A short presentation so members can see how it works before we book a paid speaker
28 Sep – Transcription evening at home…we will have someone “on call” on phone/WhatsApp for help with problems
5th Oct – Speaker on Zoom. Gill Blanchard – The Lloyd George Domesday (Valuation Survey) 1910-1915 and the National Farm Survey 1941-1943
12th Oct – Computer evening on Zoom run by Christine. Subject to be announced
19th Oct – Committee meeting
26th Oct – Library computer session – Cancelled
Some of you may have the impression that using Zoom is complicated and difficult. You may think you have to set up a Zoom account, sign in to join meetings, have a webcam etc. But it’s not true!! To make things clear, here is the advice from Zoom themselves:

Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are just joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account.

How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link in your invitation or by going to and entering in the meeting ID.

Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen and speak during the meeting, share your screen, and view the webcam video of other participants.  If you do not have a microphone you can listen to the speaker/participants and add comments using the written “chat” function.

The first virtual meeting replaces enrolment evening. We are holding a Zoom session on Monday 14th September 7.30 – 8.30 just to say hello and to give you the opportunity to try out your Zoom skills and to give us the opportunity to see if it all works!
There will be no planned agenda, you can just join the meeting and say hello it worked and leave, or you can stay and chat or you can ask for help and someone from the committee will give you a call and talk you through.
If you would like to join us and give it a go please send me an email requesting a link. An invitation will then be sent out to you. You can join up to 20 mins before the meeting.