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Oxford University Computing Laboratory becomes Department of Computer Science


On 1 June 2011, the Oxford University Computing Laboratory will be changing its name to the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.

Bill Roscoe, Head of the Department commented ‘This name change is simply to help the world at large understand our role as the University’s department of computer science. I am excited that it gives us the opportunity to reach out more easily and tell everyone what we are doing in both teaching and research. 

When the Department of Computer Science was founded in 1957 it literally was somewhere where the University’s scientists came to try things out on this new sort of machine. However we have long since become a large academic department doing world-leading research in many areas related to computing.'

The departmental website will change to Our new email addresses will take the format rather than

The annual Showcase Day on which the Department invites representatives from industry to come to Oxford to explore our research activities is being held to mark the date: