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.

    26th February 2019 - Benevolent Machine Learning?

    Presented By: Dr Scott Turner - Principal Lecturer in Computing


    The use of machine learning has increased rapidly in the last few years. This talk includes

    an introduction to one of the techniques neural networks with some ideas you can try outside for yourself;

    an introduction to Deep Learning, with some of the free tools available;

    an example of active research going on in the University using Deep Learning;

    Should we be worried?

    Dr Scott Turner leads research in Computing at University of Northampton. His research interests are in Applied Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies and Computer Science in Education.

    Creative Hub Room: Town Hall (Ground Floor Space – the Southernmost end of the building) The University of Northampton, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH.

    Location: The University of Northampton, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH. (Sat Nav doesn't work, the suggestion is putting Nunn Mills Road, Northampton, into your Sat Nav)

    Parking: The new University campus very security conscious and it is very difficult to gain access, so it has been suggested that people park nearby. The obvious location is the Bedford Road car park just east of the Nunn Mills Road. Alternatively, Morrison's Car Park (be aware of the parking time limit) and the Multi-Storey near the Theatre both are 5-10min work from the venue. Check on google maps before visiting. Check on google maps before visiting.

    Usual start time of 7:30pm arrive at 7pm.

    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

    Northampton @ BCS HQ

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