OBE for Frank Land of LEO fame
Our good friend Frank Land has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The award is for services to the information systems industry.
Frank was a leading member of the small team that developed the world’s
first business computer, a wholly British achievement.
He then went on to become the UK’s first professor of information
systems and to have an outstanding career in university education.
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 CCS London Events
Future CCS London meetings will be at the new BCS location at
25 Copthall Avenue, Moorgate EC2R 7BP.
The venue is on the corner of Copthall Avenue and London Wall,
a five minute walk from Bank Station (connection from Waterloo)
and three from Moorgate
(connections from all the other major London rail terminii except Marylebone)
The new venue is a ground floor, brand new refurbished space with an onsite café
and plenty of eating establishments in the surrounding area.
New £50 Bank Notes
In Resurrection 85 we wondered whether Alan Turing might one day appear
as the face of the new £20 bank note.
Such is the power and influence of our journal that Turing has NOT been chosen
for the £20 note, but has been elevated to the £50!
How many of us will ever get to hold one is of course, another matter.
IEEE HISTEL Conference at Strathclyde University in September
The University of Strathclyde is hosting the 2019 IEEE History of
Technology conference on the 18th and 19th
Supported by the CCS, the conference will include a broad spectrum
material with a primary theme of “Historic Computers”.
Of particular interest to CCS members are a presention on
early Ferranti computers by our own Simon Lavington and a
talk on Harry Huskey and the Bendix G-15.
There is much else besides to spark interest.
Details at https://www.histelcon2019.org/.