Computer Laboratory

Computer Laboratory Outreach and Public Engagement Activities


The Computer Laboratory is engaged in a wide range of outreach activities with schools, colleges and communities. Our staff participate in public engagement activities to inspire, inform and foster debate.

Recent activity

October 2016

Sam Aaron gave numerous workshops at Thomas's Clapham school. He also gave a Sonic Pi workshop for Belgium broadcaster VRT and a presentation at Thinking Digital in Manchester. Sam also performed in St. Petersburg.

Ann Copestake collaborated with artist Sally Stenton on the Stone Paper Cloud installation.

Jon Crowcroft, Zafar Gilani, Andrew Moore and Diana Popescu participated in a panel discussion at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Ian Lewis worked with local authorities on the smartCAMBRIDGE project board to improve the digital infrastructure in the region.

Annalisa Occhipinti gave a master class at the Royal Institution.

Peter Robinson contributed to the film on "Pain in the machine" which shown at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

November 2016

Sam Aaron gave two workshops to German schoolchildren in Berlin, hosted by Microsoft, as part of the Code Your Life initiative. He also gave a talk and performance to an audience of artists and makers in Hannover as part of the Basis Zwei programme.

Anuj Dawar led a session for the Berkeley Math Circle, a group for high school students interested in mathematics in the San Francisco Bay area.

Hatice Gunes took part in Wellcome Collections' Friday Late Spectacular - Body Language Event, London.

The OCaml team hosted the fifteenth OCaml compiler hack evening.

Beth Singler was interviewed by Cambridge TV about The Cambridge Ideas film about Pain in the Machine


Quentin Stafford-Fraser was interiewed on Newstalk 106-108fm: Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster.

December 2016

Peter Sewell gave a keynote at Multicore Day 2016, part of SICS Software Week 2016 - an industry outreach event in Sweden.

January 2017

Alan Blackwell was on the Judging Panel at Hack Cambridge.

Robert Mortier started a code club at Coton Primary School.

Robert Mullins gave a lecture to students visiting from Shanghai Pinghe School.

Peter Robinson gave a talk at the Perse School on "Computing with Emotions". He was als interiewed by MIT Technology Review on socially sensitive AI.

February 2017

Peter Robinson was interviewed by Radio Sputnik in Moscow on voice analytic software.

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