Google Android Bugs

It appears that Google suffers just the way most other developers do. Of course they do have a few more users than most of us.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/05/android_december_security_bulletin/

IAAC – Security by Design

Paul Lynham our Vice-President will be speaking on FURST at this IAAC event. We are happy to support this event as part of our involvement in the Trustworthy Software Foundation and indeed the whole series of lectures.

 

Tickets are available by visiting IAAC – Security by Design

 

Lincoln University Open New Issac Newton Building

John Ellis (Operations Director) recently attended the opening of one of our Academic Partners new buildings; The Isaac Newton Building at Lincoln University.

The Lincoln’s Isaac Newton Building, which has become home to thousands of scientists, engineers and mathematicians of the future, was officially opened on Thursday 19th October by the UK’s most senior scientist, Professor Sir Mark Walport seen here with Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.

Sir Mark, the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), visited the University’s Brayford Campus as special guest at a ceremony marking the official opening of the major new science and engineering facility. He gave a lecture to those attending outlining his experiences and how mentoring others and perhaps not always following the course of the career path laid before you can have positive effects in the longer term.

As the new home of Lincoln’s Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Physics, and the base for the University’s growing strategic partnership with Siemens, the £28 million Isaac Newton Building represents a vibrant hub of academic teaching and learning, pioneering research, and collaboration with international industrial partners.

The building – named after one of Lincolnshire’s most famous sons, the great 17th century mathematician and physicist who was born at Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth near Grantham, Lincolnshire – highlights the institution’s significant growth, support for industry, and commitment to the provision and advancement of key STEM subjects.

 

The building includes new teaching spaces, specialist robotics facilities, scientific laboratories and workshops, offices, and advanced research equipment. It also houses a 500-seat lecture theatre – the largest lecture theatre on campus – and a new café. With an overall internal area of approximately 7,000 square metres, the facility represents the largest building on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus.

Professor Andrew Hunter, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, said: “Over the last decade we have made major investments in science in the form of new buildings, courses and academic departments. The aim has been not only to offer new opportunities for students, but to provide the skills, expertise and facilities our region needs now and in future for economic success. We are already seeing the results, from award-winning industry collaborations to national excellence in teaching and world-leading research.

“The Isaac Newton Building makes even more of this possible by bringing engineering, mathematics, physics and computer science together under one roof. It will provide fertile new ground for ideas to grow, particularly at the intersections of subject disciplines where the most innovative and influential ideas are often found through disciplinary convergence.”

The new building will ultimately provide a backdrop for an apple tree grown from a rare cutting taken from the tree which was thought to have inspired Sir Isaac Newton. The University of Lincoln was gifted a graft of the tree, from which it is reputed Newton saw an apple fall causing him to speculate upon the nature of gravitation during the ‘Year of Wonders’ (1665-66), when he achieved his most notable works. Since being donated to the University by Woolsthorpe Manor, which is managed by the National Trust, the cutting has been nurtured by scientists and once suitably mature will be planted next to the new Isaac Newton Building.

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers has had a good relationship with the University since 2005 and are currently working on improving the Academic Partnership scheme with new features and opening it up to students as well.