A Grand Day Out
Our third meeting was held on Thursday 17 May 2007, in West Cambridge,
and Peter Buchlovsky.
Many thanks to
for proving that at Microsoft, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
With about seventy in attendance and really interesting
stuff from Andy, Joao, Ben and Tarmo,
Fun seems to be making its mark.
Dinner was (you guessed it) curry, at the Maharajah, on Castle Hill.
As ever, here's the
receipt. Thanks to
Axel Simon for the scan.
Alan and Peter said
Roll up! Roll up! For all the FUN of the fair!
The "Fun in the afternoon" termly functional programming event
takes place in Cambridge this Thursday.
We asked our admin about car parking. They say:
Parking is not that much of a problem here.
If you only anticipate very few vehicles (less than 10) that would need
to be parked, then the visitors car park [directly in front of
our building] should cope.
If however you need more than ten parking spaces then we could advise
them to use the service entrance/Goods In area, and if push comes to shove,
the roads around us do not have any yellow lines yet,
so as a last resort parking on the roadway might suit.
There is also lots of quiet-street parking on James Clerk Maxwell Road
(the next turnoff from Madingley Road (A1303) in the towards-town direction,
same side of road).
Microsoft are kindly providing a buffet lunch for those arriving for
12:30 (this is in the reception of the Microsoft Research building
100m behind (East of) the Computer Lab (turn left at our reception
and go round the side of our building). First come first served!
We've asked for buffet lunch for 40, so...
... if you would like to partake of MSR's generous offer, then
- send me (am AT cl DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk) a message saying "lunch please"
as title (don't cc the list!).
- priority will be given to the first 40 to reply, subject to visitors
being accorded higher priority than locals (who can buy their own if
we run out). All such priority runs out at 1pm.
- if you arrive late then sorry if we've run out -- but you can also buy
sandwiches in the cafe in our building next to the lecture theatre.