RISC OS events list

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.

COVID-19 (‘CORONAVIRUS’) NOTE (updated 29th December, 2021) 

Due to the current health crisis, it is important that people engage in social distancing, avoiding as much contact with other people as possible. That means many, if not all events listed on this page scheduled to take place over the next couple of months are unlikely to happen or, where they are happening, they may be held as virtual events using video conferencing software. Please keep an eye out for relevant announcements and/or check with the groups themselves if you are unsure. 

The dates have now been updated for 2022, based on the normal schedules etc., if known – but they should still be considered provisional until further notice when it comes to physical meetings. (Note that some dates will remain valid for virtual meetings, held online using the Zoom video conferencing system.) 

Shows

RISC OS Southwest Show

Where: Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
When: TBC
Wedge: £5 on the door.
Website: www.riscos-swshow.co.uk

Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show

Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, Bradford, BD5 8HW.
When: 21st May, 2022. Doors open 10:30am until 4:00pm 
Wedge: £5 Reduced to £2 on the door for the 25th physical show, 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]

Midlands Midsummer MUG Show

Where: Virtual – to be held online using the Zoom video conferencing software
When: 2nd July, 2022
Wedge: Free
Website: www.mug.riscos.org/show2022/

RISC OS London Show

Where: St Giles Hotel, Hounslow Road, Feltham, TW14 9AD
When: 29th October, 2022
Wedge: £5 on the door.
Website: www.riscoslondonshow.co.uk

User group meetings

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

Where: The Open Arms (signage may still show The Colston Arms), St Michael’s Hill, BS2 8DX.
When: 7:15pm
When again and again: Second Wednesday of each odd month
When in 2022: 12th January, 9th March, 11th May, 13th July, 14th September, 9th 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 2022: 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: 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: Wychbold Village Hall, School Road, Wychbold, WR9 7PU.
When: 2:00pm
When again and again: 3rd 1st Saturday of odd each months
When in 2022: 8th(?) January, 5th February, 5th March, 2nd April, 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September, 1st October, 5th November, 3rd December.
Wedge: Small entrance fee, amount not specified (suspended for virtual meetings)
Words: The Midlands User Group is a small, friendly group of RISC OS Users who meet up in Wychbold.
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 2022: 19th January, 16th February, 16th March, 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November, 21st 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: The Duke of Sussex (in the either the Chichester Room or Petworth Room, depending on attendance numbers ), 23 Baylis Road, London, SE1 7AY.
When: 7:45pm
When again and again: Third Monday of each month.
When in 2022: 17th January, 21st February, 21st March, 18th April, 16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November, 19th 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 2022: 10th January, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July, 12th September, 10th October, 14th November, 12th 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 2022: 11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th September, 11th October, 8th November, 13th 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 (and usually no meeting in February due to the Southwest Show) – please check the website.
When in 2022: 8th January, 12th February, 2th March, 9th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July, 13th August, 10th September, 8th October, 12th November, 10th 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 every other month.
When in 2022: 12th January, 2nd February (AGM – members only), 6th April, 1st June, 3rd August, 5th October, 7th December.
Wedge: £3 for non-members (suspended for virtual meetings)
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