AlphaGo display at the RSL

We have a new display in the RSL Entrance Hall Lounge – Computer Beats Human: AlphaGo crosses an AI threshold. It focuses on the Go match between the AlphaGo computer program and a professional Go player, Lee Sedol. It includes a Go set for library visitors to try the game.

UPDATE: The Oxford Go Club will be demonstrating how to play the game 12-2pm on Thursday 5th May 2016 in the Lounge. All welcome!

UPDATE 2: The Oxford Go Club will return on Monday 16th 2016, 12-2pm and Monday 23rd, 12-2pm for further Go demos.


Women in Science website launched

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What is the key to success for women who work in science? A new website delves into the experiences of successful women in science at the University of Oxford, through a collection of video narratives.

Funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund at Oxford University, the interviews with 39 successful women tell an inspiring story of an ongoing culture shift for women working in science, where according to those interviewed, discrimination is rarely experienced and the work is fun, interesting and exciting.

The researchers used a thematic analysis to identify and write about the variety of issues important to the women who were interviewed, which included obtaining funding, career progression, mentorship, and taking parental leave.

Find out more at