Annual General Meeting 2014 followed by ‘The Evolution of a Telephone System’

Monday 16 February 2015

6.00pm for 6.30pm start

SW101, School of Computing, Cornwallis South, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF


Annual General Meeting

The election of the mandatory officers (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) will take place at the AGM. Candidates who are interested in serving in any of these posts are invited to send in their nominations to by 9 February 2015. Candidates for these posts should be full BCS members (MBCS or FBCS). Nominations should include the name of the office, candidate's full name and the names of a proposer and seconder (who also must be BCS members or fellows).

The Agenda for the AGM will contain the following sections:

  1.   Apologies for Absence
  2.   Minutes of the last AGM
  3.   Chair's Report
  4.   Treasurer's Report
  5.   Election of Officers
  6.   Any other Business

Copies of the last AGM Minutes and Officers' reports will be distributed at the AGM. To help members that are unable to attend, the Secretary shall, on request, be pleased to forward copies of these documents.

The Evolution of a Telephone System

The speaker will talk about his experiences with a gradually evolving SOHO telephone system, starting with a single POTS (landline), through ISDN, to the current VoIP solution.

The majority of the talk will concern the use of the open source Asterisk platform to provide numerous facilities (including one or two quite unusual ones) in a large, rambling house used also as an office for part of the time. This will include an introduction to VoIP for beginners.

There will be time for questions and discussion.

About the Speaker

Bob Eager is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent. For more details, see

PDF Icon AGM Minutes 2014


PDF Icon The Evolution of a Telephone System - Bob Eager