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RISC OS User Group Of London



ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of Acorn/RISC OS computer users in London and the south-east. Our aim is to bring those users together. There is no membership fee and entry to all meetings is free. To find out more, email us.


Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. Most meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrating the latest hardware or software, giving tutorials of software both new and old, or simply to kick off discussions on the current hot topic. Entrance is free, so why not come along and say hello?

Next meeting - Monday 15th April 2024 
RiscPC 30th Birthday - party time!

In a bit of fortuitous timing, this month's meeting coincides with the 30th birthday of the RiscPC, which was launched on 15th April 1994. We will be having a party (well, drinks and food, we are in a pub after all) to celebrate its legacy and/or whinge about its failings.

The direction of the meeting is very much up to you. What are your memories and stories about the RiscPC. Were you (like me!) at the launch event in the Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London? Did you have any unusual uses, special software or hardware? Do you still have a RiscPC in use because it's doing a particular job which can't be transferred to a modern RISC OS machine? Sibelius springs to mind, but there are bound to be other custom systems still going.

We should have a RiscPC in the pub for everyone to play with. Feel free to bring along your own kit too, or if you can't make it to the pub, show it off over Zoom. Please let us know if you plan to bring/show something. You will have to provide your own birthday cake!

RISCOSitory published an excellent article on the history of the RiscPC for its 20th birthday which is well worth a read.

Click here for more details

Future Meetings
15 Apr: RiscPC 30th Birthday
20 May: Andy Vawer, RISC OS Developments programmer
17 Jun: TBC
15 Jul: TBC
If there is a topic you would like to see covered at a future meeting, or (even better!) if there is a subject you would like to talk about, please contact us.

London Show
The next RISC OS London Show will take place on Saturday 26th October 2024.

Recent Meetings
March: Passing on, Bernard Boase - Slides...
February: Waveshare IO Board and NVMe, Chris Hall
January: Escape to the Light, Tony Bartram, AMCOG Games
November: Archimedes/RiscPC repairs and upgrades
October: More RISC OS Chat
September: Origyn Web Browser, Michael Grunditz

Click here for a full index of past meetings, reports etc...
If you see a topic that hasn't been covered for a while that you think needs revisiting, please let us know.