Visit to Bletchley Park – Saturday, 17th August

17 August 2013 The Mansion, Bletchley Park We are currently busy planning our programme for the year starting in September. In the meantime, we have organised a special visit to Bletchley Park (near Milton Keynes) on Saturday, 17th August. We have a tour booked at 2.15pm but there are now plenty of other things to… 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 »

History of Naming on the Internet

Roy Arends, Head of Research, Nominet UK Thursday 6th December 2012 – 7:30pm Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG This talk highlights the growth and shows the motivation to evolve and overcome early day ad-hoc naming schemes, all the way up to the modern domain name system. The data used (old network… Read more »