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.

In view of the present Covid-19 emergency this timetable must be regarded as rather uncertain. There is, as yet, no provision for booking our events in London and no events at all in Manchester. When the situation becomes clear, we hope to be able to clarify the position.

  • 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

The events shown below from September onwards will be kept under review. As soon as any decisions are taken, this page will be updated. Please consult this page before making arrangements to travel.


Date     Event Title   Speakers

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
To Be Announced    

Thu 17th December 2020
Computer Films   Dan Hayton et al  

Thu 21th January 2021
The Origins of GENESYS, the General Engineering System   Brian Shearing  

Thu 18th February 2021
Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking   Bernardo Batiz-Lazo  

Thu 18th March 2021
A world first! Early real-time systems in the 1960s steel industry – the technology, the developers and the users.   Geoff Henderson  


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