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 in the conference room at the Royal Northern College of Music starting at 17:30. (Room open from 17:00.).
  • 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 21st September 2017
Software as Heritage and Strategies for its Preservation, with an Emphasis Either on Computer Sounds and the Notion of Software in the 1950s   Gerald Alberts

Thu 19th October 2017
Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs, a 40 year journey in IT   David Morriss

Thu 16th November 2017
Emulation   Peter Onion

Thu 14th December 2017
Computer Films   Kevin Murrell & Dan Hayton

Thu 18th January 2018
tba   Paul Ceruzzi

Thu 15th February 2018
What Really Happened in Y2K   Martyn Thomas

Thu 15th March 2018
TREAC and all that   tba

Thu 19th April 2018
Constructing the EDSAC Replica - Lessons Learned   Andrew Herbert

Thu 17th May 2018
Programmed Inequality   Marie Hicks

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