Bringing up Baby: establishing and promoting computers in Manchester
We are happy to announce that the Manchester Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday 21 June 2018 at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MSI). This year it is in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the world's first stored-program computer on 21 June 1948 at the University of Manchester. The computer is known as 'The Baby' and a replica of it is located at MSI.
The Lecture, to be delivered by Dr James Sumner from the Centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester, is entitled 'Bringing up Baby: establishing and promoting computers in Manchester'. There will be an introduction by Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group which includes MSI. Additionally, The Museum of Science and Industry Computing Volunteers will be running the replica machine in the afternoon between 2 and 4 p.m. and also between 6 and 7 p.m. Additionally, Professor Jim Miles from the University of Manchester and some of his students will be demonstrating modern day computing in the afternoon.
More information about Dr James Sumner and the lecture content will be available soon.
What is the Manchester Lecture?
For members booking for food, please note that this will take place before the lecture between 6 pm and 7 pm. The catering will comprise three 'bowls' – two savoury and one dessert. The dessert will be a glazed lemon tart with mascarpone and crushed raspberries. For the two savoury options, you can choose from four options by completing the form below or by clicking on this link. Please make sure that you have let us know your choices if you are having food so that we can ensure accurate food order numbers.
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