So, the time for my Inaugural Lecture has rolled around. Not the nine year wait I'd feared but not the month after I started as I've been here two years now. At the end of this October I'll present my Inaugural Lecture entitled, Human Computer Interaction: "Bridging the digital physical divide". In this talk I'll lay out what Human Computer Interaction is, and where research in HCI is taking us to bridge the digital physical divide. I'll be giving a dry run of this talk in Dublin in mid Sept so if you cannot make it to St Andrews, please come along then!