Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Events

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.

London Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

Thu 25th October 2018
Annual General Meeting (at 14:00) +
Cold War to Coal Trains: TOPS – British Railways’ First Train Operating System   Jonathan Aylen

Thu 15th November 2018
Tony Sale Award Winner’s Lecture  

Thu 13th December 2018
Readings from Hamish Carmichael’s An ICL Anthology and its Sucessors — Published and Unpublished.   Dik Leatherdale & Rod Brown

Thu 17th January 2019
Stardust: tales from the early days of computing, 1948 – 1958   Simon Lavington

Thu 21st February 2019
Olivetti Computers   Elisabetta Mori

Thu 21st March 2019
Argus 400   John Steele

Thu 18th April 2019
To be announced  

Thu 16th May 2019
To be announced  

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 16th October 2018
EDSAC Replica Project – Lessons Learned   Andrew Herbert & Chris Burton

Tue 27th November 2018
Cold War to Coal Trains: TOPS – British Railways’ First Train Operating System This is a joint meeting with the Newcomen Society at the Science and Industry Museum. 17:30 for 18:00   Jonathan Aylen

Tue 15th January 2019
2019 Computing at Jodrell Bank   Ian Morison

Tue 19th February 2019
Stardust: tales from the early days of computing, 1948 – 1958   Simon Lavington

Tue 19th March 2019
Readings from Hamish Carmichael’s An ICL Anthology and its Successors — Published and Unpublished.   Dik Leatherdale & Rod Brown