OBE for Frank Land of LEO fame
Frank Land, a leading member of the small team that developed the world’s
first business computer, a wholly British achievement and who then went on
to become the UK’s first professor of information systems and to have
an outstanding career in university education, has been awarded an OBE
in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today.
The award is for services to the information systems industry.
At the age of 90, Land, born Landsberger in Berlin, who came to England
as a young boy fleeing Nazi Germany, expressed his delight at receiving
the award which he modestly sees as “a sign of recognition
of the LEO contribution to information systems.”
New Venue for the BCS in London
We learn that the BCS is vacating its London premises in Southampton Street,
Covent Garden in July.
The new location will be at 25 Copthall Avenue in Moorgate.
It is a ground floor, brand new refurbished space with an onsite café
and plenty of eating establishments in the surrounding area.
The transport links are ideal as it is within five minutes’ walk of
six underground lines with easy access from all the major London rail terminii.
Details remain to be settled, but we expect that furture London CCS meetings
will take place at the new premises.
Keep an eye on our website.
More when we have some.