Past Events on YouTube

Here is a list of the past events which can be viewed on YouTube.

In each case the symbol no alt is a link to the video and no alt is a link to the event description.

The list is subdivided by season as follows –
2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021
2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2011-2012 2010-2011
2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2003-2004 2000-2001
1999-2000 1998-1999 1997-1998 1996-1997 1995-1996 1994-1995 1992-1993 Other Videos
      Date Title Speaker(s)

2022-2023 Season
11th Nov 2022 Edinburgh Multi Access System (EMAS) no alt no alt Bob Eager
24th Oct 2022 Singer System Ten – ICL’s Surprise Success Story. no alt no alt John Panter + Alan Wakefield & Mike Knight

2021-2022 Season
19th May 2022 Investigating the Work and Life of Percy Ludgate (1883-1922) no alt no alt Brian Randell
21st Apr 2022 A mathematical machine: Max Newman and early computing at Manchester, 1946 - 1951 no alt no alt Simon Lavington
17th Mar 2022 Four (or more) Interesting Enigma-like Crypto Machines no alt no alt Jerry McCarthy
17th Feb 2022 Learning from History: Reflections on past and future of the British IT Industry no alt no alt Dr Sam Blaxland, John Carrington & Dr Tom Abram
6th Jan 2022 Internet, the Early Days no alt no alt Vint Cerf
18th Nov 2021 The Origins of GENESYS, the General Engineering System (Part 2) no alt no alt Brian Shearing
21st Oct 2021 Digitising Hollywood – the Development of Digital Recording for Cinema no alt no alt Delwyn Holroyd
16th Sep 2021 Investigating the Work and Life of Percy Ludgate (1883-1922) no alt no alt Brian Randell

2020-2021 season
20th May 2021 Historiography of the History of Computing no alt no alt Doron Swade
15th Apr 2021 Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking no alt no alt Bernardo Batiz-Lazo
18th Mar 2021 A world first! Early real-time systems in the 1960s steel industry — the technology, the developers and the users. no alt no alt Geoff Henderson
18th Feb 2021 What do you get when you try to build a global communications technology using snail mail? no alt no alt David Grier
02nd Feb 2021 The History of ICL Revisited no alt no alt Martin Campbell-Kelly
21st Jan 2021 Early Australian computer developments including CSIRAC and the work of Trevor Pearcey no alt no alt Barbara Ainsworth
01st Dec 2020 The Demise of Ferranti no alt no alt Prof. John Wilson
19th Nov 2020 The Origins of GENESYS, the General Engineering System no alt no alt Brian Shearing
29th Oct 2020 The Evolution of LEO, the World’s First Business Computer no alt no alt John Daines
21th Sep 2020 Anecdotes,lessons learned and the rocky thrill of a colourful career and volunteering in the IT Business no alt no alt Michael Grant

2019-2020 Season
16th Mar 2020 Universal cryptanalytic machine – a dream come true no alt no alt Marek Grajek
20th Feb 2020 Alan Turing’s Manchester no alt no alt Jonathan Swinton
16th Jan 2020 The First Day as a Programmer for the Manchester Mark 1 no alt no alt Olaf Chedzoy
21st Nov 2019 Computing at Jodrell Bank no alt no alt Ian Morison
17th Oct 2019 Role of Computer Museums and Studying Computer Science no alt no alt Jochen Viehoff & Johannes Blobel
19th Sep 2019 The History of ICL Revisited no alt no alt Martin Campbell-Kelly

2018-2019 Season
21st Mar 2019 Design of Ferranti Argus 400 for Industrial Process Control no alt no alt John Steele
21st Feb 2019 Olivetti and the Early Italian Computers no alt no alt Elisabetta Mori
17th Jan 2019 Stardust: tales from the early days of computing, 1948 — 1958 no alt no alt Simon Lavington
25th Oct 2018 Cold War to Coal Trains: TOPS — British Railways’ first computer based train operating system no alt no alt Jonathan Aylen
20th Sep 2018 1900 Emulation and Software Recovery no alt no alt Bill Gallagher, David Holdsworth, Delwyn Holroyd & Brian Spoor

2017-2018 Season
17th May 2018 The Elliott 401 Project no alt no alt Rod Brown & Chris Burton
19th Apr 2018 Constructing the EDSAC Replica - Lessons Learned no alt no alt Andrew Herbert & Chris Burton
15th Mar 2018 Founding of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), its Early Days and its Rôle Today no alt no alt Brian Ford & colleagues
26th Oct 2017 Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs, a 40 year journey in IT no alt no alt David Morriss
21st Sep 2017 Software as Heritage and Strategies for its Preservation – and what Computer Sounds have to do with it no alt no alt Gerard Alberts

2016-2017 Season
23nd May 2017 Making IT Work Conference — ICL 2966 no alt no alt Martin Campbell-Kelly and Delwyn Holroyd
23rd May 2017 Making IT Work Conference — Air Traffic Control no alt Ben Trethowan
23rd May 2017 Making IT Work Conference — Colossus no alt Phil Hayes
23rd May 2017 Making IT Work Conference — Harwell Decatron no alt Kevin Murrell
18th May 2017 The Joe Lyons Story — Food for Thought no alt no alt Neville Lyons
16th Mar 2017 Babbage and Lovelace no alt no alt Sydney Padua
16th Feb 2017 Simulation Models of Historical Computers - Atlas, MU5 and CDC 6600 no alt no alt Roland Ibbett
17th Nov 2016 Sale Award — ENIAC Panel Reconstruction no alt Johannes Blobel and Dr Jochen Viehof
17th Oct 2016 Marian Rejewski’s Cyklometer no alt no alt Jerry McCarthy
22nd Sep 2016 Crises and Lessons from the History of Software. no alt no alt Martyn Thomas

2015-2016 Season
11th May 2016 The History of ENIAC in three Programs no alt no alt Mark Priestley
27th Apr 2016 The HEC1 Story no alt no alt Kevin Murrell, Delwyn Holroyd and Roger Johnson
17th Mar 2016 Proposed Computers: Several Design Projects that never left the Drawing Board no alt David Eglin
18th Feb 2016 Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: Two Visions of Computing, or, Ada Lovelace, why the fuss? no alt no alt Doron Swade
21st Jan 2016 The Unknown Alan Turing no alt no alt Sir John Dermot Turing
19th Nov 2015 The History of Primary Care Computing no alt Chris Shore
22nd Oct 2015 Colossus in Detail no alt no alt Chris Shore
22nd Sep 2015 Development of Satellite Navigation Technology no alt no alt Air Commodore Norman Bonnar

2014-2015 Season
16th Apr 2015 Materialisations of Logic Machines no alt no alt Rainer Glaschick

2011-2012 Season
20th Oct 2011 A Tribute to Sir Maurice Wilkes no alt no alt David Hartley and others
17th Nov 2011 The Emergence of Computer Science in France no alt no alt Pierre Mounier-Kuhn
19th Jan 2012 Misplaced Ingenuity, some dead ends in Computer History no alt no alt Hamish Carmichael
16th Feb 2012 Bloodhound on my trail: building the Ferranti Argus process control computer no alt no alt Jonathan Aylen
19th Apr 2012 Centring the Computer in the Business of Banking: Barclays Bank and Technological Change, 1954-1974 no alt no alt Ian Martin & David Parsons

2010-2011 Season
18th Nov 2010 Konrad Zuse and the Origins of The Computer no alt no alt Horst Zuse

2009-2010 Season
17th Sep 2009 The History of Communications – from Telephones to Data Communications Networks no alt no alt David Parsons
15th Oct 2009 The ICT 1300 Computer no alt no alt Rod Brown

2008-2009 Season
11th Sep 2008 The Legacy of LEO in Business Applications - a tribute to David Caminer no alt no alt Peter Hermon, Frank Land, Mike Forrest, Hilary Caminer, Georgina Ferry, Ninian Eadie, Gilbert Foix, John Aris, David Harvey
16th Oct 2008 A Life with Databases no alt no alt Charles Bachman
15th Jan 2009 The ICL - Fujitsu Technology Collaboration no alt no alt Tom Hinchliffe and John Vernon
19th Feb 2009 Seminar on EMI Computers - A Reminder no alt no alt Keith Crook, Michael Knight, David Robinson, and Alan Thomson
12th Mar 2009 The Archaeology of Very Early Algorithms, 1948-58. Christopher Strachey's Love Letter Generator no alt no alt David Link
23rd Apr 2009 JANET - The first 25 years no alt no alt Bob Day, Tim Marshall, Roland Rosner, and Shirley Wood
nnth May 2009 The BBC Domesday Book Project and its Legacy no alt no alt George Auckland, Peter Armstrong, Andy Finney, and David Holdsworth

2007-2008 Season
20th Sep 2007 Titan: The Poor Man's ATLAS? no alt no alt David Hartley
18th Oct 2007 Some CAFS Applications no alt no alt Hamish Carmichael & Martin Wright
17th Jan 2008 Computers in Publishing - 40 eventful years no alt no alt David Penfold, Conrad Taylor, and David Brailsford
21st Feb 2008 BEACON Transaction Processing System - a design ahead of its time? no alt no alt Michael Knight
20th Mar 2008 The BBC Micro and its Legacy - a special CCS seminar no alt no alt John Radcliffe, George Auckland, Steve Furber, Mike Bostock and others
17th Apr 2008 The NAG Library – The Continuing Story no alt no alt Brian Ford and Steve Hague

2004-2005 Season
24th Feb 2005 Some Early Applications (Lyons and LEO) no alt no alt Some Early Applications (Lyons and LEO)

2003-2004 Season
20th Nov 2003 The Shocking Truth about Charles Babbage and his Calculating Engines no alt Doron Swade
29th Oct 2003 The Ferranti Orion Computer no alt Frank Taylor, Ted Braunholz, Malcolm Bigg, Mark Roach, Gordon Harvey

2000-2001 Season
17th May 2001 Pegasus Open Day no alt Sir John Fairclough, Simon Lavington, Hugh Devonald, George Felton, Donald S. Davis, Judith Milledge, Chris Burton & Peter Hall
11th Dec 2000 Punched Card Calulators etc. no alt Hamish Carmichael and four others

1999-2000 Season
20th or 27th Apr 2000 The ICT 1301 Computer no alt Frank Townsend and others

1998-1999 Season
24th Jun 1999 Bletchley Experiences no alt Donald Michie

1997-1998 Season
6th Nov 1997 Early History of the UK Software Industry no alt Barney Gibbons and others

1996-1997 Season
31st Oct 1996 The Colossus Codebreaker and the Colossus Rebuild no alt Tony Sale

1995-1996 Season
30th May 1996 The Development of IBM
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Chris Hipwell (chair) and various others

30th May 1996 The ICT/ICL 1900 Range
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11 Speakers - Devonald, Eldridge. Humphries ....

1994-1995 Season
13th Dec 1994 Valves to Transistors no alt Dick Grimsdale

1992-1993 Season
28th Jan 1993 ICL CAFS no alt Vic Maller
16th Dec 1992 Databases no alt Peter King

The Society is in the process of publishing recordings of other early lectures which require transcription from early formats. This may take some time.
In addition to the recordings of lectures and seminars, the Society has a number of other recordings which are listed below.

Other Recordings
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