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Posted Wed 28 Nov 2012 22:03:50 GMT
AGM elects new committee

Recently the CompSoc AGM elected a new committee who will begin running the society from Trinity term.

They are all 1st year Computer Scientists at St Catherine's College, and have formed the committee as follows:

  • President - Pete York
  • Vice-President - Mike Savage
  • Secretary - Sam Lanning
  • Treasurer - Laura Bengescu

A more comprehensive introduction from them will probably follow on the mailing list at some point.

Minutes for the AGM are available here .

Posted Sun 26 Feb 2012 08:53:58 GMT
HT12 Termcard

The Hilary 2012 termcard is now online!

If you would like a lovely printed version of our termcard come along to Welcome Back Drinks on Wednesday evening and you can pick one up.

Remember, you can download a handy internet calendar with all the CompSoc events in it from

Posted Sun 15 Jan 2012 11:29:34 GMT
Internet Calendar You can download a handy internet calendar with all the CompSoc events in it from Posted Sun 23 Oct 2011 20:12:28 BST
MT11 Termcard

The Michaelmas 2011 termcard is now online!

If you would like a lovely booklet version of our termcard come along to Freshers Drinks on Tuesday evening and you can pick one up.

Posted Mon 10 Oct 2011 11:33:30 BST
Trinity2011 TGM

Minutes of Trinity TGM now online (better late than never). TGM

If you are looking for the Michaelmas 2011 termcard, please check back soon as it's on its way!

Ben Gazzard, Co-president CompSoc

Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 21:48:53 BST
EGM elects new committee

Recently an EGM was called to elect a new committee following a period of inactivity for the society - I am writing as co-president of the successfully elected committee to introduce myself and the rest of us.

We are all 2nd year Computer Scientists, and have formed the committee as follows:

  • Co-Presidents - Alex Kavvos (Univ) and Ben Gazzard (St Catz)
  • Secretary - Ian Jones (Balliol)
  • Treasurer - Laurens Lemaire (St Catz)

Together we hope to rebuild the society and will be making considerable effort to attract members across many academic years as active membership has likely dwindled. Currently we do not have any plans to organise any specific events this term. Instead we aim to focus on:

  • Building a fantastic term card for Michaelmas 2011
  • Building links with the comlab for access to lecture halls
  • Seeking sponsorship/external funding to potentially lower membership costs/subsidise events
  • Assess the types of events run by other Computer Societies at other universities to offer a diverse range of activities
  • Devising more 'hands on' type events

We are eager to hear any thoughts on the above or any suggestions you have. It would be great to find that we still have some active student members supporting the society.

Finally, we hope to hold a TGM at the end of 7th week - with the plan to report on our plans in more detail then. More details about that will be sent closer to the time though.

Best regards,

Ben Gazzard, Co-president CompSoc

Posted Fri 13 May 2011 10:38:04 BST
Society still inactive

Since the last update, there's not much to report. Towards the end of last summer there was some interest in starting up the society again, but unfortunately this didn't work out. It's now nearly a year since the society has been with a committee, and it seems every more unlikely that we will become active again, although we are still interested in hearing from students who would like to play a role in this!

The two servers formerly hosted at Worcester College and at CI-Net have been decommissioned in favour of a single VM hosted by a society member; this is providing basic web hosting and mail forwarding, and not much else (if you had an account on the old servers we will have tried to contact you at the time).

Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 22:07:17 GMT
Society inactive

As of the AGM in Hilary term this year, Compsoc has been unable to elect a committee due to lack of candidates, and so formal operation of the society has been suspended.

This means that unless someone steps up, there will not be a presence at this year's Freshers' Fair, and not much chance of a termcard or any other events next academic year. It also means that we can't realistically accept any new members.

We are no longer registered with the University Clubs' committee and, amongst other things, this means that we are no longer called Oxford University Computer Society but just Oxford Computer Society.

It's not yet clear for how long the society can remain in this state, neither fully operational nor having been dissolved, but it would not make sense for it to stay this way for more than a couple of terms.

I would like to once again urge any student of Oxford University who has an interest in the continued existence of the society to get in touch as soon as possible so that an interim committee who can provide a Freshers' Fair presence and one or two events for next term can be formed. Hopefully we would then hold an EGM next term to elect a normal committee.

Note that for the time being, the services provided by the Compsoc network remain unaltered. However, if the society is not restarted within a few terms it is very likely that some, if not all services, would have to be withdrawn. The currently acting sysadmins can be contacted at the usual address. It is highly desirable that a new committee be able to co-opt a new Systems Administration Coordinator (SAC) as soon as possible, in order to ensure that the network remains viable.

For any general questions, please feel free to email which is currently composed of some members who are best placed to assist in the reformation of the committee proper (recently-ex committee members).

Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 14:07:04 BST
MT09 Termcard

The committee are starting work on the termcard for Michaelmas Term 2009 . All suggestions welcome to .

Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 19:33:20 BST