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, 24th February, 2018. 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, 21st April, 2018. 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: Saturday, 12th May, 2018. Doors open from 10:00am until 4:00pm
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, 27th October, 2018. 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; or 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 2018: 10th January, 14th March, 9th May, 11th July, 12th September, 14th 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: 20th January, 17th February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July, 18th August, 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th 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 2018: 20th January, 17th March, 19th May, 21st July, 15th September, 17th 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: 17th January, 21st February, 21st March, 18th April, 16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November, 19th 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: 15th January, 19th February, 19th March, 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th 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 Olde Stout House, Carfax, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1EE (provisionally; other venues may be tried – please refer to the website or Google group).
When: 8:00pm (doors open 7:30pm)
When again and again: Second Monday of each month.
When in 2018: 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 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 2018: 9th January, 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th 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 2018: 20th January, 24th February (at the Southwest Show), 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th 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 2018: 3rd January (AGM – members only), 7th February, 7th March, 4th April, 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November, 5th 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: Saturday, 17th February, 2018. Doors open from 11:00am.
Wedge: Free
Website (2017 event): www.recursioncomputerfair.co.uk