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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 18th February 2019 
Acorn RISC Technologies - Chris Cox, computer division manager at ART

Those who were around the RISC OS scene in the 1990s will remember Chris Cox as one of the main public faces of Acorn at shows and as head of The Clan.

Chris joined Acorn in 1994 as Marketing Manager for the enthusiast sector, which was when The Clan was launched. He did this for two years until the formation of ART (Acorn RISC Technologies) at which point he became manager of the Computer Business Unit.

This department was built up, thanks mainly to the launch of the StrongArm card in 1996, and he carried on there until the computer business and Acorn was shut down in 1998 at the formation of Element 14 and the sale of the ARM shareholding.

Chris will be talking about and answering questions on his time at ART, the successes, the failures, and the fateful final days of Acorn.

Click here for full details

Future Meetings
18 Feb: Chris Cox, computer division manager at Acorn RISC Technologies
18 Mar: TBC
15 Apr: TBC

If there is a topic you would like to see covered, or (even better!) if there is a subject/program you would like to talk about or demonstrate, please contact us.

London Show
The next RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 26th October 2019.

Recent Meetings
January: 3D Graphics and Sound, Anthony Bartram, AMCOG Games
November: RISC OS Developments Ltd, Richard Brown
October: Acorns in Aerospace, Keith Emerton
September: Prophet and more, Rob Sprowson, Elesar Ltd
August: Meet the mini.m and si.zeRO, Bryan Hogan (with thanks to RISCOSbits)
July: DrawScript, David Lane - web references
June: RPCemu, Matthew and Peter Howkins - Peter's slides and Matthew's slides
May: Raspberry Pi Interfacing with BBC BASIC, Andrew Conroy, Owl Art Un Ltd
April: 30 years up in ARMs, Clive Semmens - Summary...

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.