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Seminars, Talks and Colloquia

The School organises a regular program of colloquia, talks and seminars by external and internal speakers from both industry and academia. The talks are aimed at bringing the diversity, excitement and impact in Computer Science from around the globe to staff and students within the School.

At the moment, there are three main streams of public talks and seminars: School Seminars, SACHI Seminars, and the Distinguished Lecture Series.

School Seminars

School seminars normally take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, from 14:00 to 15:00. Occasionally, school seminars also take place during the summer or on other days, depending on speaker availability. Seminars are open to other researchers and students in the University and visitors from other universities.

Your own timetable permitting, the School encourages attendance across all staff and all student cohorts: undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research students. You might end up finding a new area of interest for yourself; or find a topic for your final year project; or find a prospective employer for an internship or for when you graduate; or simply find a new idea you had not imagined that Computer Science could open up for you!

Upcoming and past school seminars can be found on the School Blog.

If you are interested in visiting and giving a talk, or you have a visitor that can make a great School Seminar Series speaker, please e-mail Feedback and photos of previous seminars are also welcome.

You might also be interested in how to post information about an upcoming seminar/colloqium.

SACHI Seminars

The St Andrews Human-Computer Interaction research group organises its own seminar series, usually on alternate weeks to School Seminars, and at the same time and in the same location. This seminar series addresses developments in human-computer interaction understood in a broad sense, and often includes talks that are also of interest to other areas of Computer Science and beyond such as Ubiquitous Computing, Colour Perception, Sensing, or the Digital Humanities.

Past and future SACHI seminars can be found on the School Blog and on the SACHI Blog.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Details are in the student handbook.