Diamond Jubilee celebration: past, present and future

Come along to our Diamond Jubilee event, which celebrates 60 years of computing at Leeds.

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. Our 60th anniversary celebration event will take place on Wednesday 11 October, and will include the following:

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.

Further information

The event will take place at the Rupert Beckett lecture theatre, Michael Sadler Building, which is building number 78 on the campus mapFull details are available on the University website. 

The event is open to all alumni, staff and students from the School of Computing at Leeds and external collaborators.

Places are limited: please register online via Eventbrite to confirm your place.

Please contact Judi Drew if you have any questions about the event.


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