Memorial Service for Tom Kilburn

A Memorial Service for Tom Kilburn was held at the University of Manchester at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 1st May 2001 at the University's Chaplaincy, at

St Peter's House
Precinct Centre
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9GH

The Memorial Service was followed at 1.15 pm by a Buffet Luncheon in St Peterís House.

At 2.15 pm, the Chancellor of The University of Manchester, The Lord Flowers, unveiled a plaque in the Foyer of the Department of Computer Science to mark the naming of the building as the Kilburn Building.

Around 250 people were present at the service, including Tom's son, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford, and that other great pioneer of British computers, Sir Maurice Wilkes.

The Order of Service is given below, and much of the content of the service is given on a further page.

Order of Service

Welcome: The Reverend Liz Carnelley

Opening Prayer

Hymn: O God, our help in ages past

Speaker: The Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Martin Harris

Reading: Ecclesiasticus 44: 1-15 Read by Christopher Burton

Hymn: Father, hear the prayer we offer

Speaker: Peter Hall

Video Reflection

Speaker: Professor Dai Edwards

Prayer of Thanksgiving


Hymn: For all the Saints who from their labours rest


Context : 50th Anniversary pages (The Mark 1 story, Celebrations, Virtual Museum)
        at : the School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
Maintainer : Brian Napper; created May 20th 2001

Copyright The University of Manchester 2001