Well, that was Fun
Our inaugural meeting was held in Oxford University Computer
Laboratory on Thursday 16 November 2006, and... Wow! We filled
a big room, we had some great talks, we went down the pub. On and off stage,
the meeting more than fulfilled our hopes for its function.
Many thanks to everyone who came and made this new seminar such a success.
As promised, here's the
receipt for dinner. Curry, as it happens, in the
function room of Bagicha, North Parade, Oxford.
It turns out that we are too numerous for the room I've
booked. Happily, we have a new building nearing completion, as you'll
note, and the lecture theatre of that is amply big enough and
(nearly!) ready for use. You'll have to excuse the builders, the dust,
and the lack of air conditioning, but I hope at this time of year it
won't matter too much. It will be a good way to christen the place.
We'll have lunch beforehand and coffee in the middle in the
social area in the basement of what used to be our new building, but
will henceforth be called our middle-aged building. Local guides will
show you around and let you through carded doors.
retire afterwards to a local pub for further discussion. After that,
some of us may want to stay for dinner. Can you let me know if you
think you probably will? Also let me know if you have any dietary
constraints. Then I'll try to book an appropriately-sized room
somewhere. (I'll take a final headcount on the day, but an early
estimate will help.)