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: Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
When: Saturday, 16th February, 2019. 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, 27st April, 2019. Doors open 10:30am until 4:30pm
Wedge: £5 on the door, under-12s (accompanied by an adult) 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: www.bigbenclub.nl/bbc/rox/que_uk.html [English version]

RISC OS London Show

Where: St Giles Hotel, Feltham, TW14 9AD
When: Saturday, 26th October, 2019. Doors open from 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 Eldon House, 6 Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, BS8 1BT.
When: 7:15pm
When again and again: Second Wednesday of each odd month
When in 2019: 9th January, 13th March, 8th May, 10th July, 11th September, 13th 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 2018: 22nd December
When in 2019: 19th January, 16th February, 16th March, 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November, 21st 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 (New venue TBC)
When: 2:00pm
When again and again: 3rd Saturday of odd months
When in 2019: 19th January, 16th March, 18th May, 20th July, 21st September, 16th 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 2018: 19th December
When in 2019: 16th January, 20th February, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 18th September, 16th October, 20th November, 18th 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 2018: 17th December.
When in 2019: 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: 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

Where: The Black Jug pub, 31 North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RJ. (A five minute walk from Horsham railway station, and off-street parking is available nearby.)
When: 8:00pm
When again and again: Second Monday of each month except August. (We rarely cancel a meeting, but to ensure your journey isn’t wasted, or for any other information, please contact a committee member via the contacts page on the club website before setting off.)
When in 2019: 14th January, 11th February, 11th March, 8th April, 13th May, 10th June, 8th July, 12th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November, 9th December.
Wedge: Free
Words: We are a group of RISC OS enthusiasts and users that meet regularly in Horsham West Sussex, to discuss RISC OS, technical problems, programming and share hints and tips.
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 2019: 8th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th 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, but with occasional variations – please check the website.
When in 2019: 12th January, 16th February (Southwest Show), 9th March, 6th April, 4th May, 8th June – rest of year TBC, but provisionally 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th 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 2019: 9th January (AGM – members only), 6th February, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th 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 (2018 event): www.recursioncomputerfair.co.uk