Bristol Branch – Restoring the world’s oldest working digital computer

Start: 15/04/2013 – 19:30 End: 15/04/2013 – 21:00 Speaker: Kevin Murrell Venue: City of Bristol College Please register for this event here. 7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk The recently restored Harwell Dekatron Computer is a typical project conducted by the Computer Conservation Society. Starting with the author’s vague memories of the machine being a museum… Read more »

Visit to MINI Plant Oxford

April 25 and May 1, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm BMW Mini Plant, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 6NL   First Tour Full, Second Tour arranged for May 1. Please visit second tour page for details. 100 Years of Car Production in Oxford We have a special guided tour of the Mini production plant as… Read more »

A Contractual Approach to Manage Security Risks When Outsourcing

Dr Sam De Silva, Partner, Manches LLP Thursday 7th March 2013 – 7:30pm Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG Many businesses consider outsourcing because of cost savings, improved quality of the outsourced services and the opportunity to focus on its core competencies. One challenge in outsourcing which needs to be considered is… Read more »

[Event Summary] Visit to European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

The visit to ECMWF was scheduled to start with a short introduction about ECMWF, the Computer infrastructure used at ECMWF and a guided tour to the computer hall where all the supercomputers used by ECMWF reside. Manfred Kloeppel started by introducing ECMWF as an independent intergovernmental organisation currently consisting of 37 Member and Co-Operating states.… Read more »