QMUL / Ri Masterclasses in Computer Science

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Page updated on Mon 14 October 2019

Ri Masterclasses in Computer Science

Information for 2019 class participants

Welcome! Each session runs from 10am to 12.30pm (2.5hrs) on the following six (nearly) consecutive Saturday mornings.

  • Sat 21st Sep – Week One (10am to 12.30pm)
  • Sat 28th Sep – Week Two (10am to 12.30pm)
  • Sat 5th Oct – Week Three (10am to 12.30pm)
  • Sat 12th Oct – Week Four (10am to 12.30pm)
  • Sat 19th Oct – Week Five (10am to 12.30pm)
  • Sat 26th Oct – NO SESSION
  • Sat 2nd Nov – Week Six (10am to 12.30pm)

For the fifth session (Sat 19 Oct) we recommend arriving between 9.30 and 9.45am.

Food and drink
Please remember to bring a drink and a snack for your morning break. We will stay in the same room for the break this week. There are shops open nearby, a Sainsbury’s next to Stepney Green station and a Co-op opposite it and another Sainsbury’s nearer QMUL – you will need to bring or buy your snack BEFORE the class begins as there isn’t time during the break to leave the building and return on time.

If you can’t attend a session please send us a text or voicemail message on 07706 148 772 to let us know (please don’t rely on just telling your teacher or anyone else in case the message doesn’t get through). If we’ve not heard from someone by about 10.15am we’ll check with their emergency contact to make sure they’re OK and not lost somewhere.

Week Four instructions – for 19 Oct 2019

Venue: We are back in the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms (we were there for Paul Curzon’s session on The Magic of Computer Science). We are in Room 3.01 which is one floor below where we were previously.

Masterclass with Prof Simon Colton from QMUL – Games AI

Please arrive by 9.45am at the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms with a drink and a snack (there is not much point in arriving before 9.30 as we won’t be ready for you). We’ll get everyone registered then the masterclass will start at 10am.

Directions to the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms

Room 3.01 (3rd floor), Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms on Bancroft Road (off Mile End Road)

Google Maps Streetview of the front of the building (the white building in the middle of the picture) and Google Map aerial view showing layout (close the side panel to see Stepney Green station).

Entrance to Bancroft Road from Mile End Road – What3Words map: little.key.sounds
Entrance to Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms – What3Words map: librarian.passes.define

TfL tube engineering works information: planned works calendar

Directions from Stepney Green

  • Come to Stepney Green tube station (DISTRICT LINE), exit and turn left onto Mile End Road (If you want to pick up a snack there’s a small Sainsbury’s by the station on Globe Road, if not walk across cross Globe Road (there’s a Co-op on the other side))
  • Keep walking, going past a geometric-patterned maths building and past the metal railings / gate (that leads into the ITL).
  • Turn left into Bancroft Road (where the yellow pillars are in this picture, the sign across the top says Faculty of Engineering) and walk down Bancroft Rd until you see a glass-doored building on the left with Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms at the top. There will be signs posted up to help you. Don’t walk beyond / underneath the brightly patterned building that stretches across the road, with yellow, green and black panelling.
  • There’ll be a porter who’ll let you into the building from about 9.30am (before that the building cannot be entered without a card pass), though you can wait outside if you prefer (there’s not much room in the ground floor foyer). At about 9.45am I will come and collect you (students, not parents!). You can then take the lift or stairs to the 3rd floor and the room will be sign-posted too.

Directions from Mile End (slightly longer)

  • Come to Mile End tube station (CENTRAL LINE), exit and turn left onto Mile end Road. It’s a slightly longer walk to Bancroft Road or you can take the 25 or 205 bus to Ocean Estate Stop F. Or you can get off one stop earlier at the Sainsbury’s (Queen Mary University of London – Stop E) if you need to get a snack.
  • Cross the road and enter Bancroft Road (follow instructions as above for Stepney Green)

BUSES: If you’re coming by bus the 25/205 stop at Ocean Estate is a very short walk away.


History of the QMUL / Ri Masterclasses in Computer Science

Want to see what we did last year? Here’s some information about the previous Ri Masterclasses in Computer Science for 2018.

Every Autumn since 2015 the Computer Science department at Queen Mary University of London has hosted a series of Ri Masterclasses, with the Royal Institution (of Christmas Lectures fame).

Contact the Royal Institution (email) to find out how you can get involved with one of the Ri Masterclasses at QMUL (or other venues around the UK).

Admin info

Page updated by Jo Brodie (admin, email), Paulo Oliva is QMUL’s Ri Masterclasses in Computer Science academic lead.

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