One of the many benefits to a BCAB membership is an ongoing series of events using the Zoom platform. The events listed on this page are open to BCAB members. If you are interested in running an event of your own, contact Sean Randall, who is the BCAB board member with responsibility for managing the online events System. Events running in the real world are also listed below for your convenience.

If you want to listen again to an event, or couldn't make it at the time, you can download a recording from the events page if you are a BCAB member.

Using Zoom

Zoom is a very simple system to use. You can dial in on a plain-old telephone, use a Windows or Mac computer, or connect with a smartphone or tablet.

We have a Events page for BCAB members with full instructions on how to connect to the system. You will also, as a BCAB member, receive an Email on the morning of an event with a link to join via the app and a reminder of the telephone number you need to dial.

Upcoming events

Telephone Helpline. Thursday 1st November 2018, 07:30PM.

Open to the general public, the BCAB telephone helpline is where you can go for technology help or advice on computers, smartphones, tablets and so forth, , with one of our expert trainers manning the system on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00PM.

To call, for the cost of a local call or with the time taken from your inclusive minutes, please phone on: 0 2 03 6, 3 7, 6 0, 7 0. That number again is 02036, 37, 60, 70.

Open Technology Chat. Wednesday 7th November 2018, 07:30PM.

BCAB members get the chance to talk tech on the first Wednesday of the month in an open conference room. We use software called Zoom to host the chat, allowing you to dial in on the phone, connect at the computer or engage from your android or iOS app. If you’re a BCAB member, look out for a reminder email on the morning of the chat with all the details.

Loadstone GPs for the iPhone. Thursday 29th November 2018, 07:30PM.

Sean Randall will discuss and demonstrate his preferred navigation tool on the iPhone, Loadstone GPs. You will hear excerpts of loadstone in use on real live journeys, although unfortunately the technology and the weather doesn’t permit us to go on a real walk just yet. Perhaps we’ll revisit it in the summer!