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Past events available here or from "Seasons past" on the left.

The IET and BCS have gathered together all known IT events in the Midlands at www.midlandsit.net, please feel free to check these out and attend any you may find interesting or useful.

Did I mention that all our open meetings are open?
Don't forget to keep an eye on the Coventry MakerSpace events at http://www.meetup.com/CoventryMakerspace/  

Branch Events

All events are free (in the unlikely event they are not we will let you know up front) and booking is only essential where we ask you to prebook, e.g. for the Christmas Lecture. A booking link will then be provided by the event.  

Teaching of Computing in Schools:
How Coventry BCS is supporting the changes
to the National Curriculum

Date Wednesday 17 Sep 2014
Time 19:00 - refreshments from 6:30pm
Speaker Irene Glendinning and Margaret Low -
Location ECG-13 - Coventry University Engineering & Computing block - Ground Floor
Abstract This talk will examine the impact from the September 2014 changes to the National Curriculum for England that include the requirement for computing rather than ICT to be taught in primary and secondary schools. The presenters, Coventry branch chair Irene Glendinning and Education Liaison Officer Margaret Low, have both been working with local schools for some time both in their university day jobs and on behalf of the Coventry BCS branch, to encourage the teaching of computing in schools and promoting careers in computer science to young people. They will help to uncover the reasons these changes were needed and discuss some of the problems that need to be resolved in order to capitalise on this unique opportunity to inspire and attract the next generation of computer scientists.

Very Quick AGM followed by introduction to MakerSpace

Date Tuesday 14 Oct 2014
Time 19:00 - AGM from 7:00pm, Restart from 7:45
Speaker The existing BCS Committee, then The Coventry MakerSpace committee - meetup.com/CoventryMakerspace/
Location Koco Community Centre, 15 Arches, Spon End, Coventry, CV1 3JQ
Abstract Links to the Chairman's Report, Secretary's Report and Treasurer's report will be added here nearer the time, as will the agenda. We ask that you read last year's AGM minutes and the reports in advance so we can have a quick AGM to give us more time for the very interesting meeting afterwards.

Coventry MakerSpace started in May 2014 and has already acheived much, including finding a home (the Koco Community Centre) and attending two Imaginerring shows! Plus we have regular open meetings on thursdays.
Downloads Draft 2013 AGM Minutes

Imagineering Fair

Date Saturday 08 Nov 2014
Time 10:00 - Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th 10:00 onwards
Speaker JLR, Imagineers, IET, IMechE, BCS and Coventry MakerSpace -
Location Richo Arena
Abstract The main Imagineering Fair, jam packed full of fun STEM type activities for Mums, Dads, Children, Granparents...
This will be held in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, thanks to Jaguar Land Rover; details at:
Early Bird Rates: Family (2 adults & 3 children): £15 Adult: £6 Children (5-16yrs) & Concessions: £3
Tickets are already on sale through The Ticket Factory - with special Early Bird rates - and each ticket is valid for BOTH days - this will be confirmed when you actually get through the purchasing transaction - making this one of best value-for-money days out for all the family!
Ticket Master

Show and Tell

Date Wednesday 19 Nov 2014
Time 18:30 - Tea 6:30pm for 7:00 start
Speaker Scott Crowther, Ellie Precious. -
Location IIPSI, University of Warwick
Abstract More details to follow.

Useful Maths You'll Never Use
Prestige Christmas Lecture

Date Wednesday 10 Dec 2014
Time 18:30 - Reception 6:30pm for 7:00 lecture start, buffet after lecture
Speaker Matt Parker - standupmaths.com
Location EC1-29 for reception, ECG-24 for lecture - Coventry University
Abstract There is useful maths all around us that make our modern lives possible. From rescuing your lost words in text messages to protecting your facebook profile, we rely on numbers to transmit and protect information every day. In this this highly engaging session, Matt Parker will open your eyes to the ubiquitous sea of numbers we all live in but don't need to use ourselves.
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