RISC OS Calendar


This page contains details of upcoming events in the RISC OS Calendar: Shows, user group meetings, and any other significant events that might be of interest to RISC OS users that I am aware of.

All dates, times and venues should be considered as provisional and subject to change or cancellation – particularly those of user group meetings. Please refer to the websites, mailing lists or any other direct sources of information for any individual group or event for confirmation of any given date, time or venue.

If you have details of any events not shown below that you think may be relevant or of interest to RISC OS users, or if you are aware of any RISC OS related user groups not listed, please let me know.


RISC OS Southwest Show

Where: Webbington Hotel and Spa, Loxton, Somerset, BS26 2HU
When: Saturday, 25th February, 2017. Doors open 10:30am until 4:00pm
Wedge: £5 (?) on the door.
Website: www.riscos-swshow.co.uk

Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show

Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ
When: Saturday, 22nd April, 2017. Doors open 10:30am until 4:30pm
Wedge: £5 on the door, under-12s free
Website: www.wakefieldshow.org.uk

RISC OS eXperience

Where: Wijkgebouw de Vuister, Molenwerf 44, 1541 WR Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
When: TBC
Wedge: Free
Website (2016 event): www.bigbenclub.nl/bbc/rox/que_uk.html [English version]

RISC OS London Show

Where: St Giles Hotel, Feltham, TW14 9AD
When: Saturday, 28th October, 2017. Doors open 11:00am until 5:00pm
Wedge: £5 on the door, under-16s free
Website: www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk

User group meetings

BRU – Bristol RISC OS Users (Bristol Area RISC OS User Group) meetings

Where:The Hope and Anchor, 38 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol, BS8 1DR
When: 7:15pm
When again and again: Second Wednesday of each odd month
When in 2017: 11th January, 8th March, 10th May, 12th July, 13th September, 8th November.
Wedge: Free
Words: BRU is a small group of RISC OS users in and around Bristol and the wider surrounding area, meeting informally for a drink and a chat.
Website: riscository.co.uk/mailman/listinfo/bru-list_riscository.co.uk

IRUG – Invicta RISC OS Users Group (Kent) meetings

Warning: Please see ‘IRUG Meetings in Limbo‘ – this group’s meetings may no longer be happening.
Where: Royal Naval Association Club, 9 Church Hill, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8RA
When: 2:30pm
When again and again: Third Saturday of each month.
When in 2017: 21st January, 18th February, 18th March, 15th April, 20th May, 17th June, 15th July, 19th August, 16th September, 21st October, 18th November, 16th December.
Wedge: Free
Words: The Invicta RISC OS Users Group is a group for all users of the RISCOS operating system within easy reach of Kent.
Website: irug.kevsoft.co.uk – website now MIA.

MUG – Midlands User Group meetings

Where: The Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove B60 1BL
When: 2:00pm
When again and again: 3rd Saturday of odd months
When in 2017: 21st January, 18th March, 20th May, 15th July, 16th September, 18th November.
Wedge: Small entrance fee, amount not specified
Words: The Midlands User Group is a small, friendly group of RISC OS Users who meet up in Bromsgrove.
Website: www.mug.riscos.org

RONWUG – RISC OS North West User Group meetings

Where: Trafford Metrovick Rugby and Cricket Club, Finnwybank Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 6LR.
When: 7:15pm for 7:30pm
When again and again: Third Wednesday of each month, except August due to holidays.
When in 2017: 18th January, 15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th December.
Wedge: Free
Words: RONWUG is a small RISC OS user group in the North West of England. Anyone can be a member and it is free to join. All you have to do is turn up and you’re a member!
Website: www.ronwug.org

ROUGOL – RISC OS User Group of London meetings

Where: Upstairs at The Blue Eyed Maid, 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR.
When: 7:45pm
When again and again: Third Monday of each month.
When in 2017: 16th January, 20th February, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 21st August, 18th September, 16th October, 20th November, 18th December.
Wedge: Free
Words: ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of RISC OS users in London and the south-east. Our aim is to bring those users together.
Website: rougol.jellybaby.net

SASAUG – Sussex and Surrey Acorn User Group meetings

Warning: Please see Surrey and Sussex February meeting – and meeting changes; costs have resulted in a change of venue, and the new venue is not yet confirmed as a regular one.
Where: Provisionally – The Olde Stout House, Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1EE.
When: 8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)
When again and again: Second Monday of each month, except August due to school holidays.
When in 2017: 9th January, 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December.
Wedge: Unknown
Words: For the first hour of each meeting we have a speaker, who gives a talk or a demonstration of their products. The second half of the meeting is more flexible and gives members an opportunity to discuss technical problems or programming, to share hints and tips, and to have a hands-on period with the software that has been demonstrated earlier in the meeting.
 Website: www.sasaug.org.uk

SROUG (was SAUG) – Southampton RISC OS User Group meetings

Where: Itchen College Sports Centre, Deacon Road, Southampton
When: 19:00 to 21:00
When again and again: Second Tuesday of each month.
When in 2017: 10th January, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th August, 12th September, 10th October, 14th November, 12th December.
Wedge: Free
Words: We meet in the College Centre, which is the open area on the  ground floor adjacent to the Sports Centre reception desk. The area is wheelchair accessible and parking is available in the college grounds.

WAUG – Wessex ARM User Group meetings

Where: Ilchester Town Hall & Community Centre, BA22 8NQ – just off the A303 and A37 on the B3151.
When: 10:30am
When again and again: Second Saturday of each month (with variations).
When in 2017: 21st January, 25th February (at the Southwest Show), 11th March, 1st April, 6th May, 10th June, 15th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November, 9th December.
Wedge: £1.00, or £2.50 with refreshments
Words: We are a user group set up to mainly support users of RISC OS computers including VirtualRiscPC and RPCEmu in the South West of England, but users of other operating systems such as GNU/Linux and Mac OS are welcome to come along.
Website: www.waug.org.uk

WROCC – Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meetings

Where: West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane, (A61) Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield
When: 7:45pm (doors open from 7:15pm)
When again and again: First Wednesday of each month.
When in 2017: 4th January (AGM – members only), 1st February, 1st March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December.
Wedge: £2 for non-members
Words: The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club provides a friendly face for all things RISC OS in Yorkshire, the surrounding regions and beyond.
Website: www.wrocc.org.uk

Other events

Recursion Computer Science Fair

Where: King Edward vi School, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HB
When: TBC
Wedge: Free
Website (2016 event): www.recursioncomputerfair.co.uk