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 October and November lectures will be held in the conference rooms at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, starting at 17:30. (Room open from 17:00.) . The January, February and March lectures will be held in the conference room at the Royal Northern College of Music (same times).
  • BCS Clock

    London Lectures take place at the BCS London building in Southampton Street, Covent Garden. Lectures start at 14:30 but many members are in the delightful habit of coming early from 14:00 for informal discussions beforehand.

    Southampton Street is immediatly south of Covent Garden Market. Look for this ornate clock above the door to find the entrance.

    Please note that the BCS operates a system of pre-registration for meetings at Southampton Street. 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 oversubscribed, preference will be given to attendees who have already registered.

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

London Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

Thu 18th May 2017
The Joe Lyons Story – Food for Thought   Neville Lyons

Mon 22nd – Tue 23rd May 2017
Making IT Work   A two day conference at BCS London and TNMoC Bletchley

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 19th September 2017
Crises & Lessons from the History of Software   Martyn Thomas [Praxis]

Tue 17th October 2017
The ICT 1300 Series - From Tabulator to Timeshare   Rod Brown

Tue 28th November 2017
The Development of RISC Chip Architecture at Acorn/ARM
This is a joint meeting with the Newcomen Society and will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) starting at 17:30 for 18:00.
  Steve Furber

Tue 16th January 2018
KDF8 a Retrospective   Neil Macphail

Tue 20th February 2018
EMIDEC and its Software   Dave Parsons

Tue 20th March 2018
Restoring the 2966   Delwyn Holroyd