COMPUTERS -- Lingen Computer/Study Clinic met in Lingen Village Hall to hear Christianne Wakeham of Rural Opportunities, Cathy Meredith of Holme Lacy College and Emma Phillips, Lingen's resident IT Tutor explain what education is available locally from their organisations. Christianne outlined the course 'Open to Change', a Non-IT course for those facing changes of direction in their lives, career or otherwise and noted that help could also be available at the Clinic for people following other courses of study. Cathy outlined the basic IT and specialist farming courses all run by tutors who understand local learning needs. Following coffee, Emma Phillips ran an illustrated session on 'Computer Virus-Protection'. Everyone expressed enthusiasm for the evening and put forward very positive ideas and requests for future sessions of the Clinic and four people expressed interest in the non-IT course, 'Open to Change' which could begin at Lingen in March. Dates for the Computer/Study Clinic in 2003 are: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, NONE IN MAY, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 24, December 22 and all meetings are Mondays 7-9 pm. The subject for January will be 'Downloading Windows Updates', plus questions from the floor. If you have a specific IT or Study request please e-mail or phone 01544 267990. Everyone is welcome at these sessions. The clinic is funded by Rural Opportunities.