Mar 172019

Chris Evans recently initiated discussions on the RISC OS Open forum and the comp.sys.acorn.misc usenet group about the possibility of moving RISC OS shows away from their current ‘real world’ space, and into the online world – taking them virtual. In a reversal of the proposed direction, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) plans to follow-up that online discussion in the real world, by making it the topic of their next meeting, which takes place from 7:45pm on Monday, 18th March – tomorrow – at the usual location:

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
SE1 1HR.

Mar 112019

The next Midlands User Group meeting, which will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 16th March, will be a hardware repair workshop, featuring practical demonstrations from some members, as well as hints and tips for dealing with general hardware issues. There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available – and the venue to head for is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
B60 1BL.

Please note: This will probably be the last meeting at that venue – so keep an eye out for news of a new venue for future meetings.

Mar 112019

RISC OS Users in the Bristol area can once again enjoy a pie and a pint, along with a chat about all things RISC OS and beyond on the evening of Wednesday, 13th March, starting around 7:30pm. The informal meeting is free to attend, and is open to anyone with an interest in the operating system or Acorn computers of old, so if you wish to join in head for:

The Eldon House pub,
6 Lower Clifton Hill,
BS8 1BT.

Mar 072019

The next meeting for RISC OS Users in the Southampton Area will take place on Tuesday, 12th March at 7:00pm, in the usual location: The Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton. Look for the open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception desk. (There is a car park, accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road.)

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, for which there is no admission fee – simply turn up to discuss RISC OS, show off, discuss, or seek help with a piece of software or hardware, etc. There should be at least one small RISC OS network, hopefully with an internet connection.

Mar 042019

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will cover a number of different topics. To kick things off, Terry Marsh will be demonstrating Pi3D, using Python. This will be followed by Chris Hughes showing how Impact can be used to create databases of photos, stamp collections, etc. Chris also hopes then to be able to show a 20-minute demonstration of Jan Vibe’s graphics programs, updated for modern kit by Richard Ashbery.

With an entry fee of £3.00 for non-members, discounted by 100% for members, the meeting runs from 7:45pm on Wednesday, 6th March, at:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close,
Off Walton Lane,
Wakefield, WF2 6ER.

Feb 092019

On Tuesday the 12th of February, RISC OS users in and around Southampton will again have the opportunity to meet up and chat about RISC OS, show of any software or hardware to fellow users, seek help with any problems, and so on.

That’s the date of the next Southampton RISC OS User Group meeting, which will take place between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, at the Sports Centre of Itchen College (head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception), Deacon Road, Southampton.

Feb 022019

RISCOSbits‘ Andy Marks will be the guest speaker at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, at 7:45pm.

Amongst other things, Andy hopes to have with him a working PineBook (aka ARMbook), running RISC OS, along with a number of other ‘portable’ solutions for people to compare – from laptops such as the Pi-Top and Lapdock, to an easy-to-transport mini.m with one of RISCOSbits’ own eSATA docks.

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Jan 132019

RISC OS Users in the Southampton area have their next opportunity to meet on Tuesday, 15th January – with the meeting running from 7:00pm until 9:00pm in the Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton – head for the College Centre, the open area with tables and chairs adjacent to the Sports Centre Reception desk.

Anyone attending the meeting is welcome to bring along any hardware or software you want to show off to the others there, or to seek help with, and so on. There is usually at least one small network of RISC OS computers, and hopefully internet connectivity.