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2011 Last Day of May Bash

Last Day of May Bash Poster

We are holding our Summer Bash a little earlier this year.  But the fun and games will be just the same. We'll have lots of games, Team Fortress, a Word Search (win a copy of my book) and lots of good stuff. Including Pizza. And cakes. If you want to come along you can get tickets from the Departmental Office from Thursday the 26th for a mere 2 pounds.

Today (Tuesday) is the last day to get your tickets. Pick them up before lunchtime for a chance to play (but not beat) me at Table Tennis on the platform of your choice...


Red Nose Day Pictures


Some of the audience, watching me code under pressure in rhyme

Jamie Wins a Phone

Jamie picks up his winnings. Don’t I have big elbows?

Agnes Picks up her phone

Agnes was the winning bidder of the second phone. This is where the money changed hands….

We’ve done the final tally and it turns out that adding together the sponsorship money, the cash taken on the day and phone auction we ended up raising over 1,260 pounds for Comic Relief. Great stuff. Thanks to everyone who helped. To Microsoft for providing some lovely prizes and an awesome phone, to Adam and Mike for sterling technical support and the audience, for laughing in most of the right places.

You can find a video of most of the event here:

If you have any pictures of the occasion then I’d love to see them. Put them on Flickr tagged Robinrhyme.

Many apologies to the hapless lecturer in the session before mine, who must have been perplexed as to why there was a huge number of students in silly hats waiting outside, and a nervous bloke trying to get in and set up some cameras and stuff…

And now I’ve got a First Year tutorial. Not in rhyme, thank goodness.


Red Nose Day Script


Here is the script from the lecture delivered on Red Nose Day Friday 18th March 2011, lovingly rendered with slides and words. Well worth the money you are going to donate once you have downloaded it:

If you like the content you can sponsor me at:

If you don't like the content, you can still sponsor me, but you are allowed to give fifty pence less.


Sponsor me and Win a Windows Phone

Windows Phone at Hull

Microsoft have provided two Windows Phones for me to give away at my Red Nose Day Windows Phone Lecture in Rhyme. One lucky sponsor will receive a phone, so if you sponsor me you are in with a chance – and you’ll also do a lot of good in the world.

I’ll be giving away the second phone on Friday. Come along to find out how I’m going to do it. 12:15 in Lecture Theatre A in the Robert Blackburn Building on the University of Hull campus at Cottingham Road Hull.


Red Nose Day Streaming Fun

Red Nose Day Streaming

I’ve made a special poster to celebrate…

I’ve sorted out the streaming of the Red Nose Day lecture in rhyme. You should be able to join in the fun and games here:

The channel will go live on Friday 18th of March at 12:15 GMT.

Be there, join in the fun and win prizes.

And don’t forget to sponsor me:

One lucky sponsor will win a Windows Phone device.