Informatics Jamboree 2018

All the details about the Informatics Jamboree 2018.

Did you know that friendly Bowbridge Alpacas are coming to visit Informatics? And you can get to pet them/take a selfie with them. Don’t miss it!

Are you a dance aficionado? Don’t miss the silent disco, a swing dance class run by our own informatics swing dancers and last but not least a ceilidh with music provided by the fantastic Science Ceilidh Band!

Informatics Jamboree 2018
Informatics Jamboree 2018 - save the date - 13th April 2018

Are you looking for the opportunity to meet people in Informatics you haven’t met yet? Come and do some science speed-learning with our researchers as your ad hoc tutors,  take part in a baking competition or the pub quiz or play board games with other Informatics people!

Don't miss half a day of fun for ALL Informatics staff and their families!


Friday, 13th April from 1 pm till 9 pm


  • Ground floor of the Informatics Forum: the Atrium, Cafe Area, G07
  • George Square Gardens


Scheduled events (G07 and George Square Gardens):

1 - 2 pm - Science speed-learning

2.30 - 3.30 pm - Swing dance class run by the Informatics Swing Dancers

4 - 5.30 pm - Pub quiz with our quiz master, Neil Brown

7 - 9 pm - Ceilidh (music provided by the fantastic Science Ceilidh Band) 

2- 5 pm  - Meet the Alpacas (George Square Gardens) brought to you by Bowbridge Alpacas

Throughout the afternoon (The Atrium):

  • Silent disco (add your favourite songs to the Spotify playlist - link below)*
  • Board games tables
  • Retro gaming
  • Baking competition (e-mail Ségo to take part!)
  • Kids' corner
  • Marty the Robots showcase
  • Crafts table
  • LGBT Network Stall
  • Guess the baby

* to add songs you need to follow the playlist and then use the desktop or mobile app: search for your favourite song, click on the ellipsis, then click on 'add to playlist' and choose Informatics Alpacapella playlist

How do I attend?

Feel free to visit the stalls in the Atrium. For some of the other events, you register via the link below (spaces still available!).


Will there be food?

There will be beverages throughout the afternoon. Snacks and drinks (soft and alcohol) will be provided for those attending the ceilidh. And don't forget the baking competition! Come and try our delicious cakes.

There will be no lunch or dinner provided (sorry!)

Can I help out?

Get in touch with the Comms Team if you want to help out on the day - it's always appreciated. If you take photos on the day, do send us the newsworthy ones!


If you have any questions or are interested in helping us on the day, please get in touch with the Comms Team.

Contact us


Contact Ségo

Related links


Bowbridge Alpacas

Science Ceilidh Band

Spotify Informatics Alpacapella