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Advanced Topics in Programming Languages 2023/24

Advanced Topics in Programming Languages is a fourth year optional unit at the University of Bristol. The unit provides a grounding in the field of Programming Languages (PL), along with an insight into what it is like to be a PL researcher.

This year the unit will be based on Robert Harper’s book Practical Foundations for Programming Languages (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2016). An electronic copy of the book may be obtained through the University of Bristol library.

For more information on PL research at Bristol please visit the Programming Languages group website.


What When Where
Lecture Mon 2pm Queen’s Building 1.06
Lecture Tue 2pm Ada Lovelace Building SM 3
Problem Class Fri 12pm Queen’s Building 1.68



Meng Wang Alex Kavvos
Meng Wang Alex Kavvos


Sam Frohlich  
Sam Frohlich Charlie Walpole