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The Launch Event

  1. Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (1)
  2. Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (2)
  3. The Packed Audience Awaiting the Start in the Bridgewater Hall
  4. Mike Brady and Peter Cochrane greet each other
  5. Tom Kilburn and the Presenter talk to Chris Burton over the Satellite Link
  6. Tom Kilburn and Lady Williams Switch On the Replica Baby
  7. Tom Reminisces
  8. Peter Cochrane gives a Presentation
  9. The Degree Ceremony (subset)

1.Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (1)

Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (1)

The four in the foreground are Anne Rogers, Dik Leatherdale, Roger Haig and Gordon Frank (XTS), of the Class-of-'66. In the background on the right can be seen Chris Kirkham (TS) and Prof. Colin Theaker (XTS), and on the left the back of Dick Vogel (XS).

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2.Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (2)

Old Colleagues meet up Outside the Bridgewater Hall (2)

Dr. Charles Lindsey (XTS) and Dr. Mary Almond (XTS) were stalwarts of the teaching staff from the late Sixties to the mid-Eighties (Mary) and early Nineties (Charles).

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3.The Packed Audience Awaiting the Start in the Bridgewater Hall

The Packed Audience Awaiting the Start in the Bridgewater Hall

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4.Mike Brady and Peter Cochrane greet each other

Mike Brady and Peter Cochrane greet each other

During the Launch Event Prof. Mike Brady was being awarded an Honorary Degree and Prof. Peter Cochrane was giving one of the presentations on the future impact of computing.

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5.Tom Kilburn and the Presenter talk to Chris Burton over the Satellite Link

Tom Kilburn and the Presenter talk to Chris Burton over the Satellite Link

Chris Burton was in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester by the side of his Baby, the Baby Replica, ready to formally switch it on. Chris can be seen on the screen above the centre of the stage.

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6.Tom Kilburn and Lady Williams Switch On the Replica Baby

Tom Kilburn and Lady Williams Switch On the Replica Baby

Tom Kilburn and Lady Williams (F.C.'s widow) press a button to formally "Switch On" the Replica Baby over the Satellite Link. The Baby responds immediately with a pattern of "1"s spelling out

HELLO
WORLD

which is visible (at least to the audience!) on the screen (i.e. where Chris Burton can be seen on the previous picture).

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7.Tom Reminisces

Tom Reminisces

Tom's "Personal Perspective" was scheduled to finish before the satellite link up for "The Replica Switch-On". But satellite timing is unforgiving, and the Event started a few minutes late anyway. Tom before the event would have been totally happy to only speak for a few minutes, but in the event he warmed to his task and the Presenter, Beverley Ashworth, gracefully interrupted him and then returned to him afterwards!

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8.Peter Cochrane gives a Presentation

Peter Cochrane gives a Presentation

Prof. Peter Cochrane gave one of the presentations on the future impact of computing.

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