"Wedged as we are between two eternities of idleness, there is no excuse for being idle now" (Anthony Burgess)

Hi, I'm a Reader (a what?) in the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester. I'm Director of Undergraduate Studies.

I work in the Advanced Interfaces Group. My research interests are Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments.

I lead the team running the annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition. We want to enthuse schoolkids about Computer Science.

I'm a keen photographer, reader, walker, guitarist and cruciverbalist.

Toby Howard
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The University of Manchester's 7th annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is funded by Autodesk, Microsoft and Electronic Arts, in association with Computing At School and cs4fn. Animation14 is now closed for entries. 577 schools registered, and we received a record 1,339 entries from 183 schools, from 1,768 students! Prizes were awarded at the Animation14 Animation Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day, 11 July 2014.

Animation15 will launch in September 2014.