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 Business School of Manchester Metropolitan University Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD. Room 5.03 is on the 5th floor and should be approached via the lifts for the NORTH ATRIUM to the right of the reception desk, Lectures will start at 17:30 but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available 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 immediately 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.

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

London Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

Thu 21st March 2019
Design of Ferranti Argus 400 for Industrial Process Control   John Steele

Thu 18th April 2019
CICS 50th Anniversary   Paul Martynenko & colleagues

Thu 16th May 2019
Recreating the Polish Bomba, Predecessor to the Turing-Welchman Bombe   Jerry McCarthy

Thu 19th September 2019
The History of ICL Revisited   Martin Campbell-Kelly

Thu 17th October 2019
Role of Computer Museums and Studying Computer Science   Jochen Viehoff & Johannes Blobel

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 March 2019
Readings from Hamish Carmichael’s An ICL Anthology and its Successors — Published and Unpublished.
N.B. in room 5.05
  Dik Leatherdale & Rod Brown

Tue 17th September 2019
The evolution of LEO, the world's first business computer.   John Daines

Tue 22nd October 2019
TBD. Joint meeting with the Newcomen Society. 17:30 for 18:00 at the Science and Industry Museum  

Tue 19th November 2019
Bloodhound Missile Preservation.   Peter Harry