Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer based on an ARM-processor, is generating considerable excitement as a cheap and approachable platform for teachers to teach Computer Science in schools. Here in the School of Computer Science, Andrew Robinson and others are developing a set of activities for teachers around a clip-on programmable interface board, called Pi-Face, to enable Raspberry Pi to drive multiple devices, to monitor sensor networks and to connect with the outside world. Our videos feature the activities that Andrew and colleagues are taking outside of the School and the opportunities for teachers and RPi enthusiasts to access competitions and workshops here at the University of Manchester.
June 23rd 2012 marked the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, arguably the most famous computer scientist of all time. To mark the centenary the School hosted the Turing Centenary Conference here at The University in Manchester, where Turing worked between 1948-1954. The conference brought together the world's most distinguished scientists to debate the history and development of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.