Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meets on the first Wednesday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December. 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).

COVID-19 update

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, WROCC is following UK Government guidance and this is having an effect on our activities. Our meetings have moved online using Zoom, and we advise members and visitors to keep an eye on the website, newsletter and announcements through email or the usual RISC OS forums for updates.

1 June 2022

Stefan Froehling of Cloverleaf will be talking about the new !CLFiler app and other news. CLFiler is intended to replace the RISC OS filer as it offers additional features which some might miss from other OS.

This will be a hybrid meeting., i.e. can be attended in person at WYSSC or via Zoom video conferencing.

Recent meetings

WROCC’s meetings cover a wide range of topics relating to RISC OS and computing more generally. Here are some of the events from recent months; for a longer list including videos and links to more detailed reports, see our past meetings page.

April 2022

As an experiment in producing a ‘hybrid’ meeting from the Sports and Social Club, Peter Richmond and Ruth Gunstone talked us through some of the equipment in use whilst taking a retrospective look back at the Microdigital Omega.

You can find links to the meeting on YouTube via its page.

February 2022

The WROCC Annual General Meeting was a chance for members to elect the committee for 2022, and to have their say on the running of the Club.

January 2022

Andrew Rawnsley and Richard Brown brought us up to date with the latest news from RISC OS Developments, including details of progress with the Iris browser, Pinboard 2, and the new network stack.

You can find links to the meeting on YouTube via its page.

December 2021

Ian Stanley and Peter Richmond brought along a few projects to our second physical meeting since lockdown, on a ‘show and tell’ basis. Ian had a number of hardware projects, including one with a Dr Who theme; Peter was demonstrating some emulators, odd bits of software and some video converters.

You can find links to the meeting on YouTube via its page.

November 2021

Chris talked about his RISC OS port of the Python 3 programming language, and how it came about. He showed us how to install it and write a simple “Hello World” program, before introducing the many tools available and the work done to make their use more familiar to RISC OS users.

You can find links to the meeting on YouTube via its page.