A highly historic but equally forward-looking Stratford-upon-Avon school is looking to repeat the success of a computer science fair held there last year as this year’s packed event is just weeks away.
And King Edward Vi School, where William Shakespeare was educated, looks all set to do it again, with a fun-packed digital day out dedicated to Computer Science and Computing in both industry and leisure!
The event, dubbed Recursion 2015, offers a great opportunity for anyone looking for a techno-fix of retro and modern computing, and all things educational, on Saturday 4 July – and amazingly, admission is free for all visitors and exhibitors!
Retro Computing News will be covering the show, so it seems timely to offer our readers a preview here. We hope to see you there!
RETRO AND COMMUNITY
Why not join the school and exhibitors alike, to celebrate more than four decades of computing history? With stands and presentations from all the favourites: Spectrum, Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Acorn and many more.
Catch up on the latest community gossip and events, sign up to a local user group or just reminisce by playing your favourite games from the good old days.
There will be special stands, competitions and activities to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Amiga, including the following:
|Amiga North Thames|
Retro Computer Museum
X1000, SAM460 running Amiga OS4
MorphOS, AROS and AEROS
|Nick Severin||Nigel Tromans|
RISC OS SUMMER SHOW
The Midlands RiscOS User Group will be holding their annual Summer Show as part of Recursion.
|The RiscOS Midlands User Group||Vince Hudd Softrock|
|Chris Dewhurst Drag n Drop Magazine||Andy Spencer Retro Computer Museum|
– and don’t forget, RISC OS is a popular Raspberry Pi OS as well as on Acorn and later independent computers!
There will be plenty of hands-on activities: Robotics; Scratch; Raspberry Pi; Android app-building; Gaming and much more – bring you family and friends.
Students of all ages from all schools and colleges are warmly invited to attend Recursion. Why not get together with some friends and set up a stand to show off your digital creations and work? Whether you are a coder, an artisit or a musician, Recursion would love to have you demonstrate your efforts, or simply turn up and see what others are up to.
The following schools are already signed up!
- King Edward Vi School:
Robot Wars, Android Annihilation, E-Safety Council, DT dept, Robotics Club
- Thomas Jolyffe Primary School:
E-Cadets online e-safety champions
- The Willows Primary School:
Reach For The Stars Radio Broadcasting
- Wootton Wawen Primary School
- St Gregory’s Primary School
- Alcester Grammar School
- Southam College
The school, which dates back to 1295 and was granted a Royal Charter in 1553, is located in Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HB.
The event itself takes place in the school’s Levi Fox Hall, and doors open to the public between 11am-4pm.
Some of the day’s general exhibitors listed there are as follows:
|Sam Littley & David Videnovic
Numerical Algorithms Group
|Dr Bill Bigge
Creative Robotics and Imagineering
ThePitrol and 7 Segments of Pi
|Andy Spencer and Team
The Retro Computer Museum
|The RiscOS Midlands User Group|
Drag n Drop Magazine
|Amiga North Thames||ROUGOL|