Lectures for Schools
We run a series of free lectures for schools on electronic engineering and computer science topics.
Electronic engineering and computer science are about more than circuit boards and software, they are also about envisioning the future.
We aim to enthuse students, challenge stereotypes and to raise awareness about the major role both fields play in our lives.
These are based around our latest research and designed to give students a deeper insight into electronic engineering and computer science whether or not they intend to study them at university.
- music technology
- computer surveillance
- artificial intelligence
- human-computer interaction
The lectures are suitable for students at all levels, and the presentations are adapted according to the age and interests of the group. These lectures are relevant not only to students studying engineering, computer science and related topics, such as maths and physics, but also for a wider audience, for example as part of a General Studies or careers class, or just as a one-off.
We want to spread our enthusiasm for the subject to anyone who will listen!
Current talks on offer include:
- Caring computing: Searching to speak
- Computers aren't typewriters
- Humans vs. machines: The Sodarace story
- Let's talk about the weather
- Saving lives with Human-Computer Interaction
- Should we trust computers?
- Spies like us
- The magic of Computer Science
- The magic of Harry Potter! Can we make Cloaking a reality?
- The rise of digital music
- The mind of the machine: Artificial intelligence?
- Where's my ROBOT? Probability, algorithms and computer science
- Women in Electronic Engineering
- Women in Computer Science
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5200
Researcher in Residence
We are also considering ways in which our researchers could take part directly in classes. Researchers from one of our internationally leading research groups could visit your school to give hands-on experience of what being involved in a research project is like. Please contact us to discuss ideas.