BCS Oxfordshire Branch October 2007

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October 2007

Dear branch member,

This issue covers news about our next meeting, our special Nov 7th Open Evening, last chance for discounts from OneClick, and advance notice of our special Christmas lecture on Identity Theft.

We hope you can make it to next week's multiple site meeting: please note that you need to let us know which venue you plane to come to.

next Wednesday 24 October 2007. Branch meeting and live video link: The Vision & Reality of Access Grid and How it Can Save the PlanetAccess Grid Poster

Access Grid is an advanced collaboration environment which has been described as "videoconferencing on steroids". Come and find out more from Michael Daw, Head of the UK Access Grid Support Centre at the University of Manchester in this Joint Session with Chester & North Wales branch, with live video links between the OERC escience building in Oxford, the Rutherford Appleton and Daresbury Labs, and Bangor University.

Note that Oxfordshire attendees can either come to our usual meeting place in Oxford, or the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Because of limited space at the venues and security requirements at RAL, you need to tell us via the contact form which venue you plan to come to.


special Last chance for discounts

At our September 27th meeting on Green IT, OneClick Technologies offered discounts on their energy-saving IntelliPanel and IntelliPlug devices. This offer is valid for a month from September 27th so you have just a few days to take advantage. See http://www.oxon.bcs.org/program2007-8.htm#Sep for details.


events Wednesday 7 November: BCS Open Evening at Science OxfordOpen Evening Poster

This evening is a chance for you to have some fun, win prizes, enjoy some specially chosen snacks and drinks, find out what you can gain from the BCS, tell the branch committee what you think of them, and meet fellow members and potential members. We are especially eager to meet current or potential members of the Young Professionals Group (YPG): our aim is to find out what you'd like from the BCS now and in the future. We have exclusive use of the exhibition space and "Hands on" exhibition area at Science Oxford, where there'll be raffles and mini quizzes during the evening with various prizes.

More details on our website at www.oxon.bcs.org/program2007-8.php#so.


extra Another website competitionMP website awards

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, and hot on the heels of our own BCS Oxfordshire Schools Website Competition, the BCS is running a competition to find the best MP's website. The shortlist was announced on 8 October and the prizes will be awarded at Westminster on 7 November. Some shortlisted MPs are already featuring the competition logo on their websites (example).


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Coming Events etc

24 October: BCS Oxfordshire: The Vision & Reality of Access Grid and How it Can Save the Planet

7 November: BCS Oxfordshire Open Evening at Science Oxford

13 November: BCS 2007 Needham lecture: Evolving the Internet: Challenges, Opportunities and Consequences

29 November: BCS Oxfordshire: Identity Fraud - From Criminals to Consumers

Full Branch Programme

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