CCS 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.

During the Covid-19 emergency we introduced Zoom meetings. These have been outstandinmgly successful in bringing our lecture series to a very much wider audience. Consquuently we now hold our meetings on a face to face basis as we have traditionally done, but also using Zoom for members and others who are unable to attend in person or presfer no to do so.

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.

  • 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 E0.05 in the John Dalton East Building (subject to possible change). Lectures will start at 18:00
  • 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   Speaker(s)

Thu 21st Sep 2023
South London’s Rôle in the History of Telecoms   Alan Burkitt-Grey  

Thu 12th Oct 2023
ChatGPT's Astonishing Fabrications about Percy Ludgate   Brian Randell  

Thu 16th Nov 2023
Software Archeology: The Medley Interlisp Modernisation Project   Stephen Kaisler  

Thu 14th Dec 2023
Film Show   Dan Hayton  
Manchester Events
Date     Event Title   Speaker(s)

Dates and subjects to be announced    


TNMoC Events

Our good friends at the National Museum of Computing also run a series of lectures which can be viewed online. A small fee is payable and prior booking is essential.

Here is a list of forthcoming TNMoC lectures. More detail can be found by clicking the “TICKET” button

Date & time in person online Event Title Speaker(s)

13th Sep 2023
18:00 - 19:30
Soviet Computing Jerry McCarthy

16th Sep 2023
Museum Tour

19th Sep 2023
18:00 - 20:00
Alan Turing’s Manchester Jonathan Swinton

4th Oct 2023
18:00 - 19:30
Five Unusual Inventions That Failed John J. Geoghegan

13th Oct 2023
18:00 - 20:00
Alan Turing’s Reflections: ChatGPT -Together Sir Dermot Turing and Todd Holloway

8th Nov 2023
18:00 - 19:30
Virtual lecture - Kathleen Booth Roger Johnson CCS



Alternatively, there is a list of available recordings here.