Chair’s Letter 2006

Dear Member BCS Oxfordshire Branch – Chair’s Letter 2006/7 We, that is your Branch Committee, have thoroughly enjoyed running this year’s programme and, from the consistent number of familiar faces and good attendance at our meetings, I believe you – our members – have too. We organised a varied programme with such diverse topics as:… Read more »

Thursday 23 March – Science Museum

Branch Visit At the morning session, our Blue Badge Guide, Geoff Marshall, put the history of computing into the context of the history of science and technology. He made it very real for us by telling us something about the personalities involved. The fundamental science of Newton led to a primitive but useful steam pump… Read more »

Thursday 23 February: Web Intelligence

Web Intelligence Nigel Shadbolt seen here during his lively and very well accepted lecture on Web Intelligence. Nigel started by reminding us of the continuing exponential growth in processing power (Moore’s law has held for four decades), and the facts that the web now has of the order of 108 users and 1010 pages of… Read more »