Recursion show returns as Shakespeare’s school looks to repeat success

King Edward Vi School
King Edward Vi School

A highly historic but equally forward-looking Stratford-upon-Avon school is looking to repeat the success of a computer science fair held there last year as this year’s packed event is just weeks away.

And King Edward Vi School, where William Shakespeare was educated, looks all set to do it again, with a fun-packed digital day out dedicated to Computer Science and Computing in both industry and leisure!

The event, dubbed Recursion 2015, offers a great opportunity for anyone looking for a techno-fix of retro and modern computing, and all things educational, on Saturday 4 July – and amazingly, admission is free for all visitors and exhibitors!

Retro Computing News will be covering the show, so it seems timely to offer our readers a preview here.  We hope to see you there!


Why not join the school and exhibitors alike, to celebrate more than four decades of computing history?  With stands and presentations from all the favourites: Spectrum, Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Acorn and many more.

Catch up on the latest community gossip and events, sign up to a local user group or just reminisce by playing your favourite games from the good old days.


Amiga A1000
Amiga A1000

There will be special stands, competitions and activities to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Amiga, including the following:

Amiga North Thames
Andy Spencer
Retro Computer Museum
Demonstrations of
X1000, SAM460 running Amiga OS4
Demonstrations of
Nick Severin Nigel Tromans



Acorn Archimedes
Acorn Archimedes

The Midlands RiscOS User Group will be holding their annual Summer Show as part of Recursion.

RiscOS Exhibitors include:
The RiscOS Midlands User Group Vince Hudd Softrock
Chris Dewhurst Drag n Drop Magazine Andy Spencer Retro Computer Museum
Tom Williamson ROUGOL

– and don’t forget, RISC OS is a popular Raspberry Pi OS as well as on Acorn and later independent computers!


There will be plenty of hands-on activities: Robotics; Scratch; Raspberry Pi; Android app-building; Gaming and much more – bring you family and friends.

Students of all ages from all schools and colleges are warmly invited to attend Recursion. Why not get together with some friends and set up a stand to show off your digital creations and work? Whether you are a coder, an artisit or a musician, Recursion would love to have you demonstrate your efforts, or simply turn up and see what others are up to.

The following schools are already signed up!


King Edward VI school (right)
King Edward VI school (right)

The school, which dates back to 1295 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1553, is located in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HB.

The event itself takes place in the school’s Levi Fox Hall, and doors open to the public between 11am-4pm.


Some of the day’s general exhibitors listed there are as follows:


Anandhi Vivek
Cambridge University
Sam Littley & David Videnovic
Oxford University
Representatives from
Glasgow University
Parul Thakrar
E-Learning Studios
Totem Learning
John Holden
Numerical Algorithms Group
Ed Harmer
Dr Bill Bigge
Creative Robotics and Imagineering
Birmingham Makerspace
Nevil Hunt
ThePitrol and 7 Segments of Pi
Jason Barnett
Andy Spencer and Team
The Retro Computer Museum
The RiscOS Midlands User Group
Chris Dewhurst
Drag n Drop Magazine
Vince Hudd
Amiga North Thames ROUGOL
Alyson Stibbard
David Hannaford
Nick Clover
Tom Williamson
Nigel Tromans
Ross Taylor-Green
The event’s floorplan can be found via this link:
Parking is available on site for exhibitors (Chapel Lane entrance) and the Stratford-upon-Avon railway station is within reasonable walking distance.The ancient Guild Hall will also be open to visitors on Saturday 4 July. Why not combine your visit to the Recursion Computer Science Fair with an exploration of this historic building? Come and see the rooms where Shakespeare was taught and saw his first plays.
See the Show Website for more details, or to find out more about Recursion, email:
With thanks to King Edward Vi School for event information.