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 CCS London meetings are at the BCS location – 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.

    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

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  

Mon 21st September 2020
My life in IT   Michael Grant  

Thu 29th October 2020
The Evolution of LEO, the World's First Business Computer   John Daines  

Thu 19th November 2020
Tony Sale Award Announcement and Winner’s Lecture   To be Announced on the Day  

Thu 17th December 2020
Computer Films   Dan Hayton et al  

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