Welcome to Spivey's Corner

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This Wiki provides course materials and a discussion forum for the lecture courses that I give to Computer Science students in Oxford.

Some pages will contain course material, and I will protect those pages from editing, so that everyone can see the material as I presented it. But each protected page will have an associated discussion page, and you are welcome to add comments there, or to make additions to any of the other pages. To make edits, you will need to create an account for yourself, but anyone with an Oxford e-mail address is welcome to participate, in a way consistent with the code of conduct.


Roughly in most-recently-used order:

College teaching

That check

Project ideas

  • A separate page has a list of projects that I'd currently like to supervise.
  • Another page has some older project ideas. Some of these have been done and the results are publicly available; others don't seem so relevant now as when I first suggested them.



The three pussy-cats of Oriel



Debian packages for OBC and other software are available in a private archive for use with apt.

Pages for tutors

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There are pages restricted to tutors that contain solutions for problem sheets and past exam papers. Tutors should create an account, then send an e-mail to Mike, who will add them the the tutors group and give them access to the tutors' section of the wiki.