Celebrating 60 years of Computing at Leeds

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In 1957, the University of Leeds was one of the first universities in the UK to buy a computer. This was a revolutionary development in university science and engineering, and the springboard for academic computer science in the university.

60 years on, computer science underpins nearly everything we do.

All alumni, students, staff and external collaborators of the School are invited to our Diamond Jubilee Celebration Event: Past, Present and Future.

15:00 - Welcome talk and latest developments, Dr Andy Bulpitt, Head of School
15:15 - History of the School, Professor Roger Boyle
16:00 - Results of the media clip competition, Professor Netta Cohen
16:10 - Future of Computer Science, Professor David Cliff
17:00 - Reception, drinks and canapes and optional tour of the School
18:00 - Close of event.

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time: 15:00-18:00
Location: Rupert Beckett lecture theatre, Michael Sadler Building, which is building number 78 on the campus map. Full details are available on the University's 'Find us' web page. You can find your way around the University with our interactive campus map
Who should attend: This event is open to all alumni, staff and students from the School of Computing at Leeds and external collaborators.

Registration: Places for this event are limited. Please register online via Eventbrite to confirm your place.

Further information: Please contact Judi Drew, j.a.drew@leeds.ac.uk

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