The CCS sends its congratulations to our good friends the LEO Society for their untiring work
in developing awareness of the importance of LEO, the world’s first computer to be built
for what we would would later come to call “Data Processing”.
Their latest project in conjunction with the Cambridge Centre for Computing History is called
Virtual LEO 1 an app which allows users to
look round the LEO 1 installation and wander at will through the machine room.
We were delighted to hear that Virtual LEO 1 was recently awarded 2nd place
(Highly commended) in the Charity project of the year category at the annual UK IT awards.
The winner of this award was “Plant Heritage”.
Virtual LEO 1 displays the World’s first business computer in its room in J.Lyons
headquarters building, Cadby Hall.
Viewers of it can click on links to find out information and articles about the various parts
of LEO and find out a bit about the history of the machine.
The viewer can also look out of a window on either side, on one side Lyons vans can be seen in the yard.
On the other side there is a view of the buildings on the other side of the road.
Virtual LEO 1 is freely available on post 2020 iPads and will soon be available on Android laptops.
The Society has initiated a new award called the CCS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
to acknowledge exceptional service to the Society.
At our London meeting on the 12th of October the first two awards were presented to
Roger Johnson and Dik Leatherdale .
Our good friends at The National Museum of Computing have arranged a series of lectures and other
We are pleased to have been asked to publicise their program alongside our own list of forthcoming events
and scroll down for the current programme.