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RISC OS User Group Of London



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. 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?


The next RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 24th October 2015. Visit the show website for more information.

Next meeting - Monday 16th March 2015 
BASIC Presentations - Leila Johnston, Hack Circus ringmaster

Something a bit (lot) different this month as we are delighted to welcome Leila Johnston as our guest speaker. Leila is a comedy writer, technologist, maker and broadcaster who encourages us to do things we‘re not supposed to.

Leila has given many talks on everything from boredom on the Starship Enterprise to creativity in the Terminator films, and has spoken at TEDx events, Ada Lovelace Day Live, The Royal Institution, The Royal Academy of Arts, and now ROUGOL :-)

These talks often feature slides generated using BBC BASIC, which certainly beats Powerpoint for creativity! Leila will tell us how and why she does this, and about how programming should be seen as a creative and above all fun pastime.

There will also be a chance to look at Leila's current project Hack Circus, a magazine and event series about fantasy technology and everyday magic.

Click here for full details

Future Meetings
20 Apr: Pluto and Organizer, Martin Avison
18 May: TBC
15 Jun: TBC
20 Jul: MPdata+, Kevin Wells, Kevsoft

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.

Recent Meetings
February: The ARMX6, Richard Brown of Orpheus Internet and John Ballance of Castle Technology
January: The RISC OS Awards 2014
November: Chocks Away and Star Fighter 3000, Andrew Hutchings, FedNet - Video...
October: APDL, TechGuides, and a Potted History of Acorn, David Bradforth
September: RISC OS 5 on a RiscPC
August: RiscDJ, Michael Emerton
July: Beginners Guide to Interfacing on the Raspberry Pi, Neil Fazakerley
June: Archimedes Software Preservation Project, Jon Abbott
May: Scratch, Squeak and Smalltalk. Tim Rowledge and Bernard Boase
April: Beebs, Shadow RAM, Music 500, and ArcElite. Chris Jordan, Hybrid Technology

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.