BCTCS 12 Open General and Organising Committee Meetings - Minutes
Minutes of the Open General Meeting of the BCTCS
BCTCS 12, University of Kent at Canterbury, 2nd April 1996
Alan Gibbons (Warwick) presented the Chairman's report.
It was reported that as a result of the profit made from BCTCS 11 at Swansea,
there was now a balance of approximately 3000 pounds in the BCTCS account.
A brief discussion took place concerning how this might be best used.
One possibility that emerged was to use some of this to defray part
of the expenses of non-EPSRC-funded research students, who are not eligible
to receive such support via EPSRC.
Election of Treasurer:
Chris Tofts (Leeds) (proposed: Paul Dunne; seconded: Julian Bradfield)
was the only candidate put forward and was elected to the position of
Treasurer (nem. con.).
The meeting passed a formal vote of thanks to Iain Stewart in recognition
of his work in consolidating the accounts for BCTCS.
Subscriptions to EATCS:
Simon Thompson (UKC) reported on the difficulties that the
recent increase in EATCS subscription rates had created,
one consequence of which was that the full registration
fee for the meeting had risen above 200 pounds.
It was agreed that the practice of continuing to
use part of the registration fee to cover EATCS subscription
should be continued.
The possibility of negotiating with EATCS to see if a reduced rate
could be agreed for a guaranteed block of subscriptions each year
was raised and will be investigated.
Chris Tofts reported on the position regarding BCTCS World Wide Web pages.
Minutes of the Organising Committee Meeting of the BCTCS
BCTCS 12, University of Kent at Canterbury, 3rd April 1996
Present: Alan Gibbons (Chair, Liverpool);
Paul Dunne (Secretary, Liverpool);
Chris Tofts (Treasurer, Leeds);
John Stell (Keele);
Julian Bradfield (Edinburgh);
Simon Thompson (Local organiser: UKC)
It was agreed that a draft formal constitution
for the BCTCS be prepared for discussion at BCTCS 13 at Sheffield in 1997.
It was noted that it will be necessary to have something of this nature
if, for example, any serious attempts are to be made to have
the colloquium accorded charitable status.
Alan Gibbons and Paul Dunne agreed to undertake the initial drafting
of this and will liaise with the other members of the committee
prior to putting this to the General Meeting in 1997.
Choice of Host site for BCTCS 14 in 1998:
Simon Thompson reported that, subject to final confirmation (locally),
the University of St. Andrews have agreed to act as the host site
for BCTCS 14 in 1998.
There was a brief discussion of possible invited speakers to approach for BCTCS 13.
In the course of this, it was recognised that it would be useful
to have a definitive list of previous invited speakers produced.
Paul Dunne agreed to investigate constructing such a list
and to forward information concerning suggested speakers
to Mike Holcombe (Local organiser, Sheffield).