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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 27th November 2023 
Archimedes/RiscPC repairs and upgrades -

Note this meeting is a week later than our usual 3rd Monday of the month.

For our slightly delayed November meeting we will be discussing the common problems with old Archimedes and RiscPCs, looking at how to fix them, and what upgrades are available to help keep them running for many years to come.

Phil Pemberton will be our online guru, looking down benevolently from the big screen. He has repaired all types of Acorn machines and their descendents, and will take us through some of the faults he's seen and the best ways to tackle them. Prepare for some gruesome horror stories of disintegrated motherboards!

We will then move on to the more informal part of the meeting where everyone can talk about their own history of fixing and/or upgrading their own machines. You are encouraged to bring along your old machines. We won't be able to do any soldering in the pub, but our experts can take a look and offer advice. Or if you are an expert and have already upgraded an old machine with solid state storage, enhanced video output, etc, then bring it along to show off!

Although the meeting will also be held online via Zoom, the very hands on nature of the subject means you will get much more out of it by joining us in the pub if you can. Plus there is plentiful food and drink :-)

Our venue is right next to Waterloo Station and there is parking directly outside. Directions here.

Note: If you haven't been to a meeting for a while, do try to drop in on this one. The pub have kindly given us their biggest/best room (for free!) even though this is into their christmas period, so please help keep us in their good books by filling the room!

Click here for more details

Future Meetings
27 Nov: Archimedes repairs and upgrades (note, not the usual date)
15 Jan: TBC
19 Feb: 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.

Recent Meetings
October: More RISC OS Chat
September: Origyn Web Browser, Michael Grunditz
August: RISC OS Chat
July: Sine Nomine Software, Matthew and Hilary Phillips
June: General discussions
May: Archimedes Live, Paul Stone
April: History of Sibelius, Ben Finn OBE, original co-author
March: MetaSprite, IFR, and more, Nemo
February: South West Show preview
January: RISC OS Developments News, Richard Brown and Andrew Rawnsley
November: Right On Commander Mark Moxon, ex-editor Acorn User

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.