Minutes of the Open General Meeting of the BCTCS

BCTCS 18, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol, 9th April 2002

The meeting opened at 18:20

Quorum: The meeting was recognised as quorate, there being present the President, and Treasurer of the BCTCS, the Local Organiser for BCTCS 18, and at least eleven other members of the BCTCS.

Apologies for absence: Julian Bradfield

Previous minutes: The minutes of the Open General Meeting held at BCTCS 17 were approved.

President's statement: Chris Tofts thanked everyone for attending. He also mentioned that he would like to see an increase in attendance at future meetings.

Treasurer's report: The Colloquium had a balance of 3593. This includes 900 pounds from Glasgow, of which 600 pounds was repaid by Glasgow, the other 300 being profit from BCTCS 17. There is still 1500 owed to Liverpool, but no valid invoice has been received from them yet.

It was decided that Liverpool must produce an invoice within 12 months (from the date of the meeting), otherwise the money would remain with BCTCS.

Elections to Organising Committee Posts: Overseen by the President.

Report on arrangements for BCTCS 19, Leicester 2003: Neil Ghani reported on the state of BCTCS 19. The meeting will he held off campus, in a Hall of residence. Both accommodation and talks will take place here. Estimated costs were of the order of 200. Currently proposed speakers included Achim Jung, Kurt Melhorn.

Choice of host for BCTCS 20: Stephan Reiff-Marganiec said that Stirling were willing to investigate possibilities, but stressed that this was tentative. Nottingham also offered, but since BCTCS 20 is in Leicester it was agreed that Stirling has the priority.

Any other business:

Closure:The meeting closed at 18:45.

Paul Sant, on behalf of Julian Bradfield. (Julian Bradfield wishes to express his thanks to Paul Sant for taking the minutes in his absence.)