Advanced Research Computing (ARC) HPC Showcase Event

21st April from 10am at the Oxford e-Research Centre

This event, in conjunction with SES (Science Engineering South) will be an opportunity to hear from a range of researchers using high performance computing (HPC) in Oxford and to network with researchers and representatives from SMEs in the Science Engineering South region.

There will be a series of presentations from a variety of research, supporting presentations from our collaborators OCF and Lenovo, a research poster exhibition and plenty of networking opportunities.   During lunch there will also be an opportunity to tour the city of Oxford on an open top bus!

Places are limited.  To confirm your participation in the event, please register at:


Automation, Robotics and the Promise of an Easier Life

International Women’s Day Lecture by Prof Judy Wajcman

Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Wednesday 2 March

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Street)


In this lecture Professor Judy Wajcman, Visiting Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, will examine the ways in which robotics embody the desire to save valuable time by enabling us to complete tasks ever faster and more efficiently. They are supposed to make our lives easier. Yet we hear constant laments that we are pressed for time, and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating. How do we explain this conundrum? And why is it that machines designed for today’s service economy often resemble gender stereotypes?

For further information and booking see: The event will also be live webcast at:


Understanding Unconscious Bias: Animation, Briefing & Lectures

unconscious biasUnconscious bias is a hot topic across academia at the moment, and rightly so. It can have an impact on everything from how you select and manage your team through to how you peer review research applications.

The Royal Society has created an animation and briefing on this topic and, although it is aimed at their selection and appointment panel members, the value of the message conveyed has a much wider reach and is relevant to anybody involved in management and decision making.

If unconscious bias is something you’re interested in learning more about, you may also be interested to know that Oxford is holding a two part lecture series on the topic as part of the Leverhulme Lectures Series. More information and booking for these events can be found here.