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.

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
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 2022 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

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
15th Mar 2088 BEACON Transaction Processing System - a design ahead of its time? no alt no alt Michael Knight

2000-2001 Season
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

Previous Seasons
13th Dec 1994 Valves to Transistors no alt Dick Grimsdale
?? ??? 1994 Memories no alt ???? ???????
16th Dec 1992 Databases no alt Peter King

The Society hopes to be able to publish recordings of other early lectures many of which require transcription from early formats.