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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 March 2019 
Virtual Shows - Bryan Hogan, London show organiser

This month we will be discussing the hot topic of the future of RISC OS shows and user groups.

Chris Evans recently raised the idea on the ROOL forum of virtual RISC OS shows. This might be a website that would go live at a specified time, and would include pre-recorded and live talks, Q&A sessions (text or video?) and product announcements and special offers.

This would save exhibitors time and money that could be put back into RISC OS development, and it would be far more accessible to users scattered around the country/world who are not able to make it to a physical show. It might also catch the attention of a (younger?) audience who would not otherwise get to hear about RISC OS.

In a related discussion about recording/live streaming user group meetings, it was suggested that user groups should just be social get togethers rather than having speakers, and we should be trying to get recorded interviews on YouTube instead so that they can be seen by a wider audience. While having more RISC OS related content on YouTube sounds like a good idea, would this result in the death of user groups?

So come along to prove that ROUGOL meetings are very much alive(!), and put forward your thoughts and ideas for the future of RISC OS shows.

Click here for full details

Future Meetings
15 Apr: TBC
20 May: TBC
17 Jun: TBC
15 Jul: Steve Revill, RISC OS Open Ltd (TBC)
19 Aug: 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
February: Acorn RISC Technologies, Chris Cox, computer division manager at ART
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.