Society Article Archive

  • BCS Multimedia Editor, Justin Richards, reports on the highlights from this year’s UK e-Health week, specifically from his time spent at the partly BCS-sponsored HC2016.
  • Sue Black OBE discusses the excellence of the role models provided by female codebreakers, stemming from her time with BCSWomen and from researching her new book.
  • Kate Russell, journalist, reporter, author and guest editor of this month's ITNOW magazine looks at IT gender roles, issues caused by stereotyping and the work that can be done at school age to encourage young women into an IT career.
  • A recent BCS workshop saw a group of experts and thinkers meeting under Chatham House rules, chaired by David Evans, BCS Director of Policy and Community, to take a first run at one of the Institute’s four challenges: personal data. Brian Runciman MBCS reports.
  • Hannah Dee, BCSWomen committee member and senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University, writes about the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium.
  • Dr Barry G Blundell FBCS, Academic Lead Computing and IT at the University of Derby Online Learning, looks at the fears and realities of computer-enabled learning.
  • Whether we call what BCS does IT, ICT, IS, CS or another set of letters, we are here to make it good for society. In May 2016 David Evans, BCS Policy and Community Director introduced an event showing BCS’s aim of getting views from all corners on ensuring that IT contributes to the social good.
  • In an industry that is lacking in females at all levels, networking for women in technology is crucial. Kayleigh Bateman reports, and speaks to Founder of WeAreTheCity Vanessa Vallely.
  • Joanne Hannaford, Technology Partner and Global Head of the Engineering functions supporting Operations, Compliance, Legal and Human Capital Management, looks at Goldman Sachs’ experience in supporting and encouraging women in IT.
  • The second in a series of four articles on the implications of the convergence of computing, biogenetics and cognitive neuroscience by Charles Ross and Max Jamilly looks at communication between the brain and computers and how this can expand human abilities.