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60th Anniversary of Computing at Glasgow

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University of Glasgow

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In 1957, the University of Glasgow became the first University in Scotland to have an electronic computer (http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/60thanniversary/). In order to mark the 60th Anniversary of this momentous occasion the School of Computing Science is inviting our alumni, students, staff and industry partners to campus to celebrate.

The 60th Anniversary event will commence at 2pm, with guest lectures and panel discussions in the East Quad lecture theatre scheduled as follows:

  • 2pm - Introduction: Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow

  • 2.05pm - Welcome : Professor Chris Johnson, Head of School of Computing Science

  • 2.10pm – “From ARMs to Brains”: Professor Steve Furber, University of Manchester

  • 3.05pm – “DEUCE -- Glasgow's first computer”: Dr Jeremy Singer, University of Glasgow

  • 3.35pm – Alastair O’Brien, Strategic Development Director at Incremental Group, University of Glasgow

  • 3.50pm - 4.10pm: Coffee Break

  • 4.10pm – “Ada Lovelace: the programmer, the maths, and the fake news”: Professor Ursula Martin, University of Oxford

  • 5.00pm - Short research talks from the current staff from the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

The lectures will be followed by a drinks reception at 6.00pm and the day will conclude with the 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner starting at 7pm in the Senate Room.

Tickets for the anniversary gala dinner and guest lectures can be purchased for the combined price of £50 per ticket, and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

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