LEO Catalogue Update, 3rd April 2020
3rd April 2020
The following LEO Computers Society archive files have been now been catalogued, digitised and uploaded to the LEO pages here on the CCH website.
GLAM Digital Lunch
28th February 2020
Today we were pleased to present a lightning talk on the LEO project at the Cambridge University library.
"Look Out You Typists!"
15th January 2020
As a growing number of companies investigated automation in the workplace, there was an understandable degree of uncertainty among staff - fears that people would be replaced by 'robots' were gleeful...
BBC Witness History LEO broadcast
28th November 2019
Mike Lanchin from the BBC has made a wonderful short film about LEO, using footage and images from the LEO Society archive at CCH and including a new interview with Mary Coombs.
Virtual LEO makes history again
8th November 2019
Today we were incredibly honoured to have three people who worked on LEO I with us at CCH; Ray Shaw, Frank Land and Alan Jacobs.
Mary Coombs - world's first female business programmer
10th October 2019
Today, on Ada Lovelace Day, we celebrated the many and varied contributions women have made to computing history and the roles they play now in today's computing industry; Mary Coombs was one of the women featured.
Surprise in the Inbox
14th August 2019
Well look what dropped in to our inbox this morning!
Tea, Cake & Computers was a success!
10th August 2019
Today we gathered together LEO enthusiasts at CCH for a day of talks on Lyons & Co and their LEO computer.
History in the Making!
9th August 2019
Today we watched history being made when LEO I and II engineer Ray Ivatt and Chair of the LEO Computers Society (LCS), Peter Byford, donned an Oculus Rift headset to see our prototype virtual reality LEO I.
Museum of Cambridge Visit
2nd August 2019
A visit to the Museum of Cambridge has yielded some interesting photographs of the Lyons teashop that used to be on Petty Cury.
LEO display now a permanent fixture
1st July 2019
Our permanent display on the history and development of LEO is now happily installed in the main gallery at the Centre for Computing History.
Peter Bird's photographs: LEO Gremlin
5th June 2019
One of the most substantial parts of the archive is the material gathered by LEO historian, Peter Bird, in preparation for his book LEO - The First Business Computer (Wokingham: Hasler, 1994).
Archive shelving is IN
11th April 2019
Thanks to the ingenuity, brute force and iron will of our dedicated volunteers, Keith and Dan, the LEO archive shelving is now properly installed and ready to receive boxes.
LEO Computers Society Reunion
7th April 2019
Members of the LEO project team at CCH were delighted to attend the 2019 LEO Computers Society (LCS) Reunion at the Victory Services Club in London at the weekend.
8th March 2019
If you would like to be involved in the LEO project, we have many volunteer opportunities available.