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Distinguished Lecture Series

Two lectures by distinguished invited speakers are arranged each year. All Honours and CS MSc students are required to attend as a compulsory element of modules CS3099, CS4099, CS5099 and CS5899.

Professor Jack Cole initiated the series in 1969 with a view to exposing students and other interested parties to leading edge topics in Computer Science. He felt that most conferences priced themselves too highly to be used as general educational resources, and accordingly the cost of attending these open lectures has been held to a minimum through support from The School of Computer Science, and sponsorship from industry. The format of the series was changed in 1998 from a two-day event with two speakers addressing different aspects of the same topic, to two separate days with independent topics.

The Distinguished Lecture Series events from 22/06/2011 to present are described on the School blog.

Details on the Distinguished Lecture Series from 1969 to 22/04/2011 can be found on the School website.