Honorary Degrees

Professor Tom Kilburn

Tom Kilburn

Emeritus Professor Tom Kilburn (right), an original member of the Manchester team that built the world's first stored-program computer, was awarded an Honorary DSc at a special degree ceremony in the Bridgewater Hall, as part of the Launch Event for the University of Manchester's Computer 50 Celebrations on June 17th 1998, to mark the 50th anniversary of the computer's construction.

Other figures from the world of computing who received honorary degrees at the ceremony were: