Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society


The Society organises a regular programme of talks and seminars between September and May each year. Our meetings are held in Manchester and in London.

  • Manchester meetings are organised by the North West Group of the CCS. The lectures are normally held at The Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD - Room E005 in the John Dalton East Building (subject to possible change in 2020). Lectures will start at 17:30 but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 17:00.
  • London 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)

    Lectures start at 14:30 but many members are in the delightful habit of coming early from 14:00 for informal discussions beforehand.

    Please note that the BCS operates a system of pre-registration for meetings at Copthall Avenue. It is not essential to pre-register, but registration on the day is likely to be moderately time-consuming and is therefore not advised. In the event that the event is fully subscribed, anybody who has not booked, will be unlucky.

    You may pre-register using the booking links () below.

    There are some notes for prospective lecturers at our London events here.

London Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

Thu 20th February 2020
Alan Turing’s Manchester   Jonathan Swinton  

Mon 16th March 2020
Universal cryptanalytic machine – a dream come true   Marek Grajek  

Thu 16th April 2020
Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking   Bernardo Batiz-Lazo  

Thu 14th May 2020
A world first! Early real-time systems in the 1960s steel industry – the technology, the developers and the users.   Geoff Henderson  

Please note that London seminars are usually recorded and may be made available on the World Wide Web.
Manchester Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

Tue 21st January 2020
Rewriting History – the past, present and future of digital archiving   David Ryan

Tue 18th February 2020
Marconi – Another British Computer Manufacturer   Alan Hartley-Smith

Tue 17th March 2020
Design of Ferranti Argus 400 for Industrial Process Control   John Steele