Berkshire Branch : Past, Present and Future of the IBM Mainframe

The Past, Present and Future of the IBM Mainframe – 15th June, Starting at 7:30pm Room 1.06, Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Shinfield Road, RG6 6UR On April 7th 1964 IBM announced the first of its System 360 mainframe computers, now some 46 years later systems based around the same concepts, the z10… Read more »

[Event Summary] : Visit to JET and CCFE 29 April 2010

Chris Warrick, Head of Communications Group, gave an interesting introduction to JET at CCFE, its history and future. We then split into three groups for a fascinating tour of the facility, which is currently undergoing a major refurbishment. We concluded with a talk by Jonathan Farthing, Head of CODAS & IT, on the place of… Read more »

[Event Summary] : Sciences in Oxford Walking Tour

Stepping back from the modern world of technology into the past, members of the BCS Oxfordshire Branch spent a fascinating afternoon in a walking tour of ancient Oxford Colleges in the heart of the city.  An expert Blue Badge guide showed us the environment where many great scientists such as Harvey, Boyle, Hooke, Halley and… Read more »

Quiz your President and CEO

The ‘Update for Members on the BCS Transformation’ events are planned for early June, rounded off with a live webinar on 10 June. BCS President Elizabeth Sparrow and CEO David Clarke will give presentations and you have the opportunity to ask them questions too. Places are limited so book now! The five regional events will… Read more »


WEDNESDAY 26 MAY, 6PM FOR 6.30PM START, £20 +VAT SCIENCE OXFORD LIVE, ST CLEMENTS, OXFORD, OX4 1BD ICT products and services have a major role to play in many sectors of clean technology. With David Porter, Environmental Enterprise Manager at EnviroBusiness, find out more about these opportunities and hear about success stories to date. Supported… Read more »