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Mar 152018
 

The Midlands User Group will be holding their next meeting on Saturday, 17th March, 2018, at 2:00pm, with the subject being promotion of RISC OS – how to get bring the OS to the attention of potential new users. If you have any ideas, the place to be on Saturday afternoon is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.
Feb 032018
 

This year’s Midlands Midsummer Mugshow taking place in winter!

The Recursion Computer Science Fair will be taking place two weeks from today, on Saturday, 17th February, having moved from the early July date of the last few years. The Fair offers a fun-packed day for anyone interested in computing in any form, with a heavy focus on education. Continue reading »

Nov 182017
 

Sadly, though, the time shift it has engaged isn’t some kind of time machine.

The date has been published for the Recursion Computer Science Fair, 2018 – a multi-platform event with a focus on education that takes place at the King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon. Despite Recursion not being a RISC OS show, there is usually a RISC OS presence in the form of the Midlands User Group, and a small number of other exhibitors. Continue reading »

Nov 152017
 

It’s meeting time in the Midlands this Saturday, 18th November!

With this being the Midlands User Group‘s last meeting of this year, those in attendance will be reviewing what looks to have been an exciting year for the operating system, and looking forward to 2018; discussing topics people would like to see covered at meetings, guest speakers, and so on. Continue reading »

Sep 132017
 

The guest speaker for the next Midlands User Group meeting is to be Rob Sprowson, who will be popping in to talk about all things Elesar Ltd, with its growing range of both hardware and software.

Hardware, of course, includes the Titanium motherboard, designed from the outset with RISC OS in mind, while software includes Elesar’s own CloudFS and LOOKSystems’ Font Directory Pro. Continue reading »

Jun 282017
 

Recursion comes around again!

The Midlands User Group normally meets on the third Saturday of odd months, but July is a particularly odd month because this year they’re meeting on the first Saturday instead.

It used to be that the group hosted their own RISC OS show in early July, and treated that as their meeting for the month – and that’s more or less what they still do, with the exception that their show is now a small area within a much bigger event that covers a great deal more than just RISC OS.

That show is the Recursion Computer Science Fair, which takes place on Saturday, 1st July, from 11:00am – with no entry fee – at: Continue reading »

Mar 142017
 

Note: Being in the Midlands is not a compilation prerequisite!

The Midlands User Group‘s next meeting takes place from 2:00pm on Saturday, 18th March, and the guest speaker this month will be Chris Hall, who will be showing MUG members how to use RISC OS Open‘s Desktop Development Environment to build their own RISC OS ROM image – as well as touching on other uses for the software suite. The place to be is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.

Jan 162017
 

Techwriter and Easiwriter will be the subject of the next Midlands User Group meeting, with John McCartney providing hints, tips and demonstrations of both packages in use. The meeting takes place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 21st January, at:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee payable, which covers the cost of the hall, and refreshments will be available.

Nov 162016
 

The next meeting of the Midlands User Group – the last one of this year – will feature a hardware repair clinic, covering some common hardware faults that can occur with RISC OS computers, and how to deal with them. The group will also review the exciting RISC OS year, and look forward to the next with a planning session on future meetings.

The meeting takes place on Saturday, 19th November, starting at 2:00pm, at the Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, B60 1BL – a mere couple of miles from M42 junction 1. There is a small entrance fee, and refreshments are available.