LEO 70th Anniversary Weekend - 4th & 5th December 2021
70 years ago, on 30th November 1951 at 2:35pm, the Lyons Electronic Office (LEO) finished running its first full program - the first time ever that an electronic computer had been used for business purposes. It had taken 3 days to run and many months of preparation and testing before that - a journey that got the green light when the Cambridge EDSAC ran its first program - but from November 1951 on LEO was used routinely by J. Lyons & Co. to support their business activities.
Come and see additional exhibits from our LEO Project collection.
Come and watch our new film!
There will be regular showings of our new short film (25 mins) about LEO, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It will be playing every hour on the big screen in our classroom.
We'll also be showing interviews with 3 LEO engineers between each showing of the main film.
Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.
Cancellations: Due to the limited number of places available for this event, we are unable to refund tickets when cancelled less than 7 days before the event.
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!