the computer science society

At the University of York

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  1. New ordinary member - EGM results  — October 26, 2018

    We held an EGM on Friday to fill the role of Ordinary Member. We had 25 people voting, fulfilling our quorum of 17 votes. Voting was carried out using the Alternative Vote (AV) system. Here are the results:

  2. EGM for Ordinary Member  — October 19, 2018

    Due to a resignation on the HackSoc Committee, there will be an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting - a meeting which isn’t the Annual General Meeting) held very shortly.

  3. AGM 2018 results  — March 09, 2018

    We had our AGM! we had 19 people voting.

  4. AGM 2018  — March 06, 2018

    It’s time for an AGM again! We’re expecting to have the AGM on Friday the 9th of March, but will confirm with an email once we have a booking.

  5. Get your ticket for a day full of fascinating old computers.  — October 09, 2017

    Note, this has been and gone, this news item is still here for reference.

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Boardgames and Cake

In one of the oldest and noblest traditions of HackSoc, we descend upon a room, play many boardgames, and eat much cake. Both boardgames and cake are brought along by members, so if you do enjoy the events, please consider bringing something along.


An unprecedented case of joviality and camaraderie has struck HackSoc, and we have responded with a weekly social over in the Glasshouse on Hes East. Come for lunch, a chat, and maybe a small game or two.


Another tradition with a long and glorious history, the humble HackPub, in which we visit the Rook and Gaskill near Walmgate and converse late into the night with members past and present about high culture, politics, and how old jet engines work over a pint (of something non-alcoholic, if you so desire).

Movie Nights

We gather together to watch a film (or sometimes several). Apparently some of these might have a link to Computer Science, but we haven't spotted one yet.


In which we sit in a room en masse and listen to someone who thinks they know what they're talking about. Usually we have industrial or academic speakers, but we occasionally have student talks too.