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.

COVID-19 (‘CORONAVIRUS’) NOTE (20th March, 2020) 

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.

Update 3rd January, 2021

The dates have now been updated for 2021, 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.) With vaccines now starting to be rolled out, these events may become physical once again later in the year.


RISC OS Southwest Show

Where: Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
When: Not planned for 2021
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: 24th April, 2021. Doors open 10:30am until 4:30pm Virtual event – schedule on the Show website
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: Provisionally 15th May; Cancelled as a physical event, looks like it may go ahead as a virtual one
Wedge: Free
Website: www.bigbenclub.nl/bbc/rox/que_uk.html [English version]

RISC OS London Show

Where: St Giles Hotel, Hounslow Road, Feltham, TW14 9AD
When: 30th October, 2021 (assume provisional)
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 Eldon House, 6 Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, BS8 1BT.
When: 7:15pm
When again and again: Second Wednesday of each odd month
When in 2021: 13th January, 10th March, 12th May, 14th July, 8th September, 10th 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 2021: 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: 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 2021: 16th January, 6th March, 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th 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 2021: 20th January, 17th February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July, 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th 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 (upstairs, in the Chichester Room), 23 Baylis Road, London, SE1 7AY.
When: 7:45pm
When again and again: Third Monday of each month.
When in 2021: 18th January, 15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 20th 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 2021: 11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 13th September, 11th October, 8th November, 13th 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 2021: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 14th 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 2021: 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: £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 2021: 6th January, 3rd February (AGM – members only), 7th April, 2nd June, 4th August, 6th October, 1st 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