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the computing competition for schools and colleges.
BIO'98 is sponsored by Data Connection.
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The 1998 British Informatics Olympiad

Schools and colleges throughout Britain entered the 1998 British Informatics Olympiad. This competition is open to all students in full-time pre-university education. To take part, you have to solve problems against the clock, using nothing more than pen, paper and a computer.

The top fifteen competitors were invited to the BIO final, held at Christ's College, Cambridge, from 3-5 April. The finalists competed for places on the 1998 British Informatics Olympiad team. The team members, who will get an expenses-paid trip to the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics, held this year in Portugal, are: James Lingard, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge; Luke Halliwell, Madras College, St Andrew's; Mohan Ganesalingam, Westminster School, London; and Nicholas Jones, The Judd School, Tonbridge.

As well as the possibility of winning a medal - our competitors have won five in the last three years - the team will enjoy VIP treatment, including a visit to Expo'98. Following from the successful and enjoyable training programme introduced in BIO'97, the team will be invited to a training weekend in Oxford shortly after the final.

See the links below for information about BIO'98.

General information can be found through the BIO Index, including:


The main sponsor of BIO'98 is Data Connection, one of the UK's most successful software development companies.

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