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The Department's 25th Anniversary

Computer Science at Bristol is 25 In 2009 the University celebrated 100 years since its foundation, and the Computer Science department celebrated 25 years since its creation.

Click on the logo on the right for details of the wider University celebrations.

On this page are the celebrations in Computer Science.
University of Bristol Centenary

Mike Rogers Scholarships

In celebration of our anniversary we are launching the Mike Rogers Scholarships in honour of our first head of department.

For home or EU students entering in 2009 and beyond we will provide ten scholarships worth up to two thousand pounds each over the course of the degree. The scholarships will be five hundred pounds per year and will be awarded to ten students, on the basis of the their academic record and the contents of their UCAS application. The award will continue for the length of their studies subject to satisfactory progress.

For home or EU students entering in 2008 and those already here we will be awarding a number of scholarships of two hundred pounds to the top five students in each year.


Departmental History

We have compiled a detailed history of the department which can be found here.

25th Anniversary Party, 23rd January 2009

A celebration of 25 years of Computer Science took place on Friday 23rd January 2009. Over 170 staff, students and alumni enjoyed the food, drinks and entertainment including a casino, jazz band and disco.

A news story on this is now available: News Article


Convocation Weekend (3rd/4th/5th July 2009)

This is to be the main University celebratory weekend. A number of events are planned, including some involving Computer Science.

The main event we plan is a meal for alumni, staff and ex-staff on the evening of July 3rd at Goldney Hall. There are a limited number of places for this event, details of which will be sent to alumni nearer the time.


Public Lectures

  • The Barry Thomas Memorial Lecture
    Speaker: Prof. Tom Troscianko
    Title and date: TBC

Other Events


We would like to thank Seven Towns Ltd for permission in using a Rubik's Cube as part of our 25th Anniversary Logo.