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Computers and Computer People, 1950s-1990s

Online event

March
162021

13:00 - 18:00

Location

the Royal Society YouTube channel

Overview

From the personal archive of Liddy Zweers-De Rond; used by kind permission of her son, Onno Zweers. Photographer unknown.

Catch up on the full playlist of videos on our YouTube channel.

This workshop brings together experts in computing and the history of computing for a wide-ranging series of talks on the IT industry in the UK, 1950-2000.

Divided into four sections (hardware, AI, people and software), and featuring contributions from Royal Society Fellows Alan Bundy, Steve Furber and David May, the talks cover topics as diverse as the Manchester Baby, LEO, transputers and the history of IBM software.

With over three hours of content, the workshop videos provide a rich source of information for anyone interested in the highs – and lows – of the development of the computer industry in the UK.

Computer workshop programme (PDF)
Computer workshop abstract (PDF)
Computer workshop speaker biographies (PDF)

Computers and Computer People, 1950s-1990s

This workshop brings together experts in computing and the history of computing for a wide-ranging series of talks on the IT industry in the UK, 1950-2000.

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