Monthly Archives: January 2015

Two fantastic February events

doingdhimageJust to alert you to two events that are happening next month, but which you might be interested in.

The first is a talk by Professor Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Institute, USA), a leading figure in how the web has developed in the past fifteen years. His talk on Wednesday 11th, February, is entitled ‘Social machines: Can humanity survive without artificial intelligence?’ and you can book a free place here.

The second is a lecture by Professor Willard McCarty (King’s College, London) on February 24th: email me for details.





Here’s a reminder of your blogging volunteering for the next few weeks. If you want to me to take a look before you post, that’s fine (although don’t feel obliged to):



Week 15: Emily

Week 16: Abbie

Week 17: Jess

Week 18: Alice

Weel 19: Ben

Note: from next week (week 15, Friday 30th), our sessions are in CM.G.30.

Image: ‘Ghostscript’, Micheal Dales. Via Flickr.

Beggar’s Opera

709px-Beggar's_Opera_libretto_with_music_VAJust a reminder that, from week 13, we will be examining John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. So by Friday 16th you should have:

  1. Read the Oxford classics edition of the text! (Obvious, I know, but I want us to start with an authoritative version).
  2. Read the introduction! As we found with Robinson Crusoe, this is a good place to mine for ideas of where to begin your research.

The worksheet is now available.

Image: Andreas Praefcke (Own work (own photograph)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons