Welcome to our SPS online programme.
We now have a weekly live online programme scheduled for the coming months while our premises remain closed. As before, meetings are every Thursday night. The programme starts at 8.00 pm, and people can use the time before (from 7.30pm) and after to socialise and chat online.
Every week, you will receive information through our regular weekly ‘This week at SPS’ mailshot. If you do not receive this, please contact Roger or John.
Members can buy a single ticket with the option below, but preferably you can buy any number of tickets in advance and also make donations for the upkeep of our building while it is closed. Donations can be made via the ‘Donate’ button on the home page.
1. Guest Tickets
Non-members/’visitors’ can purchase a guest ticket for £3 to support the upkeep of the club building. Please click ‘add to cart‘, scroll down again after the page refreshes and then click on the yellow ‘Checkout with PayPal’ button that appears as part of the checkout (also accepts all major credit/debit cards).
Once paid, you will receive two emails: one containing a download link (downloads automatically as Word Document) with the joining instructions and one containing the receipt.
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.
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’.
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 John Holt.
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 John and Roger & Judith.
Approx. 9.40pm – Members can continue to talk amongst themselves if they wish