LEO Exhibition in Cambridge
To mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the LEO Computers project,
The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge is holding an exhibition starting
11th November 2017 to explore how developing the LEO Computers
allowed Lyons to take the lead in applying computers to the world of business.
The first LEO was heavily based on the Cambridge EDSAC and, in fact, the
forward-thinking Lyons part-funded EDSAC’s development so that they could
produce a version themselves for commercial purposes.
Lyons handed over the funds to Maurice Wilkes on 11th November 1947
and this exhibition opens on the 70th anniversary of that event.
Members of the LEO Society will be at the museum for the weekend of 11/12th
November to talk to visitors about what is was really like working with
the LEO computers and there’ll be some rare LEO hardware and
documentation on display.
The exhibition will bring together the objects CCH holds along with some items
on loan from the LEO Society and Corby Heritage Centre to tell the story of
this extraordinary company and the computerised business world they helped create.
Admission to the exhibition is free as part of the standard museum entry charges
so you can see the whole museum when you visit.
Making IT Work Conference Proceedings
The edited proceeding of last May’s Making IT Work
conference are now available at
http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/miw/Proc MIW 2017.pdf.