Welcome to BCS Northampton Website

The Northampton branch membership has grown steadily from our start in 2004 and we now have over 980 members, mainly from Northampton, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to hold 5 committee meetings a year, with 4 or 5 events covering a variety of areas to provide interest for as many of our members as we can. Look at our forthcoming events page to obtain the details of our events planned for the 2014/15 season. Our AGM is held in September where we announce the winners of the Student Prizes and where you as a member are able to both stand as a committee member and vote for your choice of representative.

This years Students Prize winners are:

Winner of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT - Best Computing 1stYear Award

  • Kaden Talbot - BSc Computing

  • Winner of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Best Computing Student Performance Prize

  • Oloruntobi Abimbola AYILARA - BSc Computing (Software Engineering)

  • Winner of the HM Government Communication Centre (HMGCC) Best Dissertation Prize

  • Elliot Clarke - BSc Computing

  • Winner of the Best Group Project Prize from HM Government Communication Centre (HMGCC)

  • Matthew Muirhead
  • Joshua Challand
  • Julius Prakelis
  • Ellener Kitching
  • Jason Cripps
  • Tony Eeardley
  • Best Barclaycard Business Related Dissertation

  • Shane Donnelly - BSc Computing

  • 2017 Student Awards and Prize Giving

    BCS Northampton Events Page

    NOTE: All our events are open to members and none members, no registration is required unless otherwise stated.


    Sunday 21st July 2019 - Great family day out at the National Museum of Computing

    You are warmly invited to take part in a Family Day in July at Bletchley Park's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Sunday 21st July. Bring all the family, there will be activities suitable for children of all ages.

    This event is for members of BCS Bedford and Northampton branches and their families.

    TNMOC enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s - including a newly rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the world's first electronic programmable computer

    TNMOC receives no government or lottery funding and you will be impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff involved in the project including the many volunteers who regularly give up their valuable time to ensure that this ever growing collection is restored and maintained.

    It would be a good idea to register NOW since the number is limited to a maximum of 50 (25 people from each branch) and the event is heavily subsidised by the BCS. Note that children below the age of 6 years are welcome but will not be included in these numbers (but we still need their details for catering purposes).

    The cost per person (6 years and over) for the whole day is £7.50 and this includes a sandwich buffet lunch with fruit. Registration is only available to BCS members.

    A base room will be made available for use during the day with tea, coffee and water freely available all day. The LEGO will be kept in this room so that those who do not complete the competition in the morning will have the opportunity to try it in the afternoon.

    Children aged 5-12 will benefit from an interactive trail.

    10.00-10.30 Arrive. Introduction and greeting.

    10.30-11.30 Tour of Colossus

    11.30-12.30 Tour of Museum

    12.30-13.00 Lunch

    13.00-15.00 Quiz show and anything else for kids

    15:00-17:00 Free time around museum

    BCS Member £7.50

    Non Member £27.50


    Contact the Branch


    Email: HQ Contacts

    Phone: 01793 417 478

    Post: BCS Headquarters First Floor, Members Groups Department, Block D North Star House, North Star Avenue ,Swindon, UK, SN2 1FA

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