Open Day Competition
This information is available both in ``hard copy'' (paper) form and on-line.
The paper version is available from a tray in the foyer.
The on-line version is accessible from the special University Open Day World Wide Web
What To Do
- Answer SEVEN of the following ten questions.
The answers can all be found on the World Wide Web.
- To submit your answers, click here.
(This will make sense only if you're reading the on-line version!)
- Only one entry per person will be accepted.
- The first two totally correct entries drawn out of a
hat at 1600 on Open Day will win a prize. The prize will be a £15 book
- The names of the winners will be written on the white board in
the foyer of the Department of Computer Science at 1600. Winners can
collect their prizes from the Departmental Office at that time.
Unclaimed prizes will be sent by post, so don't worry if you have to
leave before 1600.
- This competition is not open to current members of the Department.
- The Higher Education Funding Council recently visited the
Department to assess the quality of its teaching. What was the result?
(Hint: see ``31 things you maybe didn't know
about the Department'', in the Computer Science undergraduate admissions
- The Department's new M.Sc. course in Safety-Critical Systems is guided by
an industrial panel. Who is its chairman?
- There's a departmental research seminar next Wednesday (24/5/1995) at 1415
in room X/D007. What is the title of the talk?
- Give the gauge (in mm) and the working voltage of the Moldovan state
railway system. (Hint: the University of York has an Institute of Railway Studies.
Find its home page, and go ferreting.)
- You know that one of the UK's oldest amateur symphony orchestras
is based in York, and that its secretary is Dr Anthony Fisher, a Computer
Science lecturer at the University. Follow the links to find out which
two colours are featured in the orchestra's concert on 1st July 1995.
- What are the names of the two pubs in Heslington? (Hint: follow
the link to ``The City of York'' from the main University page.)
- To which event in the young Bill Clinton's life does he ascribe
his ambition to become President of the U.S.A.?
(Hint: see ``Family life at the White House'' in
- You feel like visiting Iceland for a holiday. The Iceland
Steamship Company (Eimskip in Icelandic) operates a regular direct
passenger-carrying service between Immingham, 30 miles south of York, and
Reykjavík in Iceland. On which day of the week does the ship sail from
Immingham to Reykjavík, and on which day does she sail in the reverse
direction? (Hint: Virtual Tourist II.)
- Use the Computer Science bibliography service at http://donkey.cs.arizona.edu:1994/bib
to find the title of a paper by a member of this Department on the subject of
- York is an attractive city for cyclists - in fact one person in every five
in the city cycles to work. There are some excellent
cycle rides in the area, some of which
make use of the system of cycle tracks which is being constructed. The
question is: if you want to cycle from York to Beningbrough Hall
(a popular National Trust property), from which bridge in the city centre
are you advised to start?
Tony Fisher /
Departmental Open Day Organizer