SPS online

Welcome to our SPS online programme.

Important note: We are now operating our Thursday Evening programme back in the clubrooms and also transmitting  via a live streaming to those members/visitors who are unable to attend. In order to join our live steaming service you must be registered, logged in and to have purchased a ticket.

See how HERE.

Please do not follow the instructions below.

We run a weekly live online programme for members and guests. Members receive information through our regular weekly ‘This week at SPS’ mailshot (if you do not receive this, please contact Roger or John). Guests can purchase tickets.

1. Guest Tickets

We are now streaming hybrid lectures. Please head over HERE for more information and tickets.

2. Programme Schedule

The programme schedule for the coming months can be found HERE.

3. Zoom software

Meetings run on software called ‘Zoom’. This is free for all participants and easy to use. Government and universities use it, so it is tried and tested. Only membersand paying guests receive meeting info, meaning that the risk of ‘zoombombers’ joining in is near zero.

To join our meetings all you need to do is:-
If you haven’t already done so, you must download and install the ‘zoom’ app.
The download is here: https://zoom.us/support/download
  • When you have the ‘zoom’ app installed on your PC, laptop, iPad or phone, simply open the ‘zoom’ app on your device.
  • In most case you can click on the full link to enter the meeting directly, otherwise you will be presented with a BLUE selection box where you will be invited to ‘Join Meeting’.
  • Click on ‘Join Meeting’ where you will then need to enter your full name* , the Zoom Meeting ID and Password.
*(please enter a full name  as there are several Dave’s for instance)
DO NOT ‘Sign In’ There is no need to sign in.
The meeting ID and Password  will be sent to you by the club secretary in ample time prior to the meeting. Please check your emails regularly.

Summary Video instructions by Garry James

A brief video instruction has been prepared by our member Garry James and is entitled “How to join an SPS online meeting” which you can find by clicking HERE.
The video will open in a new browser page. 

4. On the night

An online evening is structured as follows. Please consider etiquette during the lecture, where all members are kindly asked to mute their microphones and stop their videos. Generally lower left corner of your Zoom screen.

7.30pm – Zoom opens. Members can join from this time onwards and chat amongst themselves.

>> Everyone, please mute your microphone and stop your video <<

8.00pm – Welcome from the president DinahJayes.

8.05pm – Programme starts.

>> Please resist the temptation to write comments or chat during the presentation <<

>> When the speaker finishes the talk, everyone will be automatically un-muted <<

Approx. 9.30pm – Club’s thanks to the speaker. Updates from our officials.

Approx. 9.40pm – Members can continue to talk amongst themselves if they wish