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.

With the anticipated ending of Covid-19 restrictions the Society is planning to resume face-to-face meetings in September if conditions allow. However, since the Zoom meetings for the past year have been outstandingly successful in allowing many more members to attend than hitherto, we have worked out a plan to offer Zoom access as well as “in person” attendance.

It will be necessary to pre-register your intention to attend events in London and it will also be necessary to register to attend Zoom meetings so that we can email you the information you will need to attend. Manchester events do not require pre-booking for in-person attendance.

When you book one of our lectures on the Eventbrite system, you will be asked to decide whether you would like to attend in person or whether you would rather attend using Zoom. In the event that face-to-face meetings are not possible, anybody who has booked will, of course, be given details of the Zoom meeting.

  • London CCS London meetings are at the BCS location – 25 Copthall Avenue, Moorgate EC2R 7BP. The venue is near 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.

    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 20th January 2022
This meeting has been cancelled — apologies  

Thu 17th February 2022
Learning from History: Reflections on past and future of the British IT Industry   Dr Sam Blaxland, John Carrington & Dr Tom Abram  

Thu 17th March 2022
Four (or more) Interesting Enigma-like Crypto Machines   Jerry McCarthy  

Thu 21st April 2022
A mathematical machine: Max Newman and early computing at Manchester, 1946 - 1951   Simon Lavington  

Thu 19th May 2022
Dollis Hill 1933-65   Rachel Boon  

Please note that London seminars are usually recorded and may be made available on the World Wide Web.
Manchester Events
Date     Event Title   Speakers

At present, no Manchester events are scheduled.



Alternatively, there is a list of available recordings here.