Firstly, apologies about the website being unavailable earlier in the week.
We've been having some server issues, although everything should be working reasonably
This week we have two events! See below for details.
Thursday 1st November, 20:00
Stafford Crane Room, Keble College
Robert McQueen of Collabora will extol the virtues of Telepathy, the instant messaging
framework used on the Nokia N800, the One Laptop Per Child project, and on a Unix desktop
near you. He'll introduce D-Bus (the IPC system underlying Telepathy), discuss novel
of IM (such as collaborative editing and podcast recording) that Telepathy makes
and will demonstrate how to do useful IM-related things with surprisingly few lines of
There will be someone at the Keble Porters' Lodge to show you to the talk;
this may involve a short wait outside if the porters don't let us keep the door open,
we'll keep sticking our heads out (quite literally).
Bletchley Park Trip
Saturday 3rd November, 10:00ish
Bletchley Park (meet at Gloucester Green Bus Station)
We plan to go and visit Bletchley Park, one of the homes of modern
cryptography, and home of the World War I codebreaking effort.
We'll be travelling to Bletchley using the bus and train; an exact
timetable will be available shortly, but we'll be catching the X5
from Gloucester Green bus station to Milton Keynes, and then taking
the train from there to Bletchley.
Travel costs should be less than £14, and once we've figured out the
best way to price things up we'll have a more exact figure.
Admission to Bletchley itself is £8, and if you plan to eat at
the cafe there you'll need more money (expect standard
We will probably be leaving around 10ish in the morning (quite likely
the 10:05 bus from gloucester green), and getting to Bletchley around
11:30, and returning sometime in the afternoon.
If you're planning to go on the Bletchley trip, then email me so I
can get some idea of numbers.
Hopefully we'll see you at one or more events this week, they're both
looking to be pretty good ones!
Bear in mind that this is the last week for free admission to
events; from next week, non-members will get charged £2 at the door.
Andrew Godwin, President, Oxford Computer Society
Mobile: 0789 0725 396