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The Degree Ceremony Gallery

The Launch Event contained a Degree Ceremony. The four honorary degrees were conferred by the Chancellor of the University of Manchester, The Lord Flowers, and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Harris presented the honorary graduands.

  1. The Vice-Chancellor Introduces the Ceremony
  2. The Candidates Await their Degrees
  3. Chris Burton Receives his Degree
  4. Tom Kilburn Receives his Degree
  5. Sebastian de Ferranti Receives his Degree
  6. Michael Brady Receives his Degree

1.The Vice-Chancellor Introduces the Ceremony

The Vice-Chancellor Introduces the Ceremony

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Harris presented the honorary graduands. Lord Flowers is seated.

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2.The Candidates Await their Degrees

The Candidates Await their Degrees

Left to Right are Mike Brady, Sebastian de Ferranti, Tom Kilburn and Chris Burton, with University official who marshalled the ceremony.

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3.Chris Burton Receives his Degree

Chris Burton Receives his Degree

Chris Burton receives his Honorary Master of Science Degree from Lord Flowers. Chris Burton was in charge of the project to build the Baby Replica.

Note (see photo) that Chris Burton did not have to beamed over the satellite link to get his degree! There was time for him dash over from the Science and Industry Museum and change before the degree ceremony!

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4.Tom Kilburn Receives his Degree

Tom Kilburn Receives his Degree

Tom Kilburn receives his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Lord Flowers.

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5.Sebastian de Ferranti Receives his Degree

Sebastian de Ferranti Receives his Degree

Sebastian de Ferranti receives his Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Lord Flowers. Sebastian de Ferranti is a former chairman of Ferranti Ltd., with whom the Manchester computer group had such a long and fruitful partnership, from 1948 until the Ferranti mainframe computer interests were taken over by ICT (then ICL) in the mid-60s.

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6.Michael Brady Receives his Degree

Michael Brady Receives his Degree

Michael Brady receives his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Lord Flowers.

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