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Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Our meetings usually consist of a talk or demonstration, with plenty of time for informal discussions and trips to the bar before and after.

Recent meetings have included visits from major RISC OS hardware, software and operating system developers, along with demonstrations of specific pieces of software by experienced users. In addition, we have covered a wide range of other subjects including digital photography, hardware upgrades, networking and problem solving. More information about the topics covered in recent meetings can be found further down the page, and details of future meetings can be found below.

Meetings start at 7.45pm, at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club in Wakefield. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the scheduled part of the evening is generally complete by about 10pm. See the directions to the venue for details of how to find us.

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings (with the exception of the AGM). There is a small fee on the door for non-members – see the Join Us page for details.

Forthcoming meetings

The following meetings are planned for the near future (note that presentations may be re-scheduled due to events outside of our control).

Chris Cox
Wednesday, 6th November
Chris Cox, formerly of Acorn Risc Technologies, will be giving a personal insider’s perspective on the last few years of Acorn from 1995 to 1998 including the formation of the Clan, launch of the StrongARM, formation of ART, the network computer and up to and the eventual closure of Acorn computer business in 1998. He will aim to give an insight into what was happening behind the scenes within the company as the significant changes that shaped the these years unfolded.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 8th January
Please note that this is a members-only event.

Previous meetings

WROCC’s meetings cover a wide range of topics relating to RISC OS and computing more generally. The list below shows what we have had in our calendar over the past four months; for a longer list including some links to more detailed reports, see our past meetings page.

There are also some photographs of past meetings available:

For our members, information, web links and file downloads relating to previous meetings can be found in the meeting resources section of our members’ area.

Quiz and Informal Discussion
March 2018
Peter Richmond presented another of his infamous Acorn and RISC OS themed quizzes, which was followed by an open discussion between Club members about ideas for future meetings.
Ident Computer
February 2018
Tom Williamson, of Ident Computer, described how the company came to be in the RISC OS market, its involvement in retro educational computing, and products such as the Ident Micro One, Ident CE, and model trams. A WiFi Sheep was also mentioned.
Annual General Meeting
January 2018
The WROCC Annual General Meeting was a chance for members to elect the committee for 2018, and to have their say on the running of the Club.
December 2017
Tony Bartram, one half of AMCOG Games, talked about his enthusiasm for game development on RISC OS and the tools that he uses. His demonstration included the nine games published by AMCOG, the RDSP sound system, and the Software Development Kit intended to help others get started.

For details of our meetings before December 2017, visit the past meetings page.

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