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Teaching records, 1967-2004, n.d.


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Comprises a thorough record of courses taught by Landin for the department of computer science at Queen Mary University of London (formerly known as Queen Mary College, or, QMC, until 1989). Much like his work papers, the teaching records show his process of annotation and reviewing material, and the evolution of both Landin and the department's teaching of computer science. Landin lectured for the following courses:

  1. Theory of Computation I-II
  2. Introduction to Computer Science
  3. Programming Languages, which was superseded by Programming I in academic year 1978-1979 as an experiment in teaching programming to undergraduates a different way
  4. Programming I-II
  5. Applied Algebra
  6. some courses for the MSc in Advanced Computing introduced at Queen Mary University of London later in Landin's career, including Elements of Computing and Programming Language Principles.

The series is comprised of the following papers, relating to the above courses:

  1. Lecture notes written and typed by Landin, including drafts, annotated editions, originals and masters
  2. Chapters for courses, including handwritten drafts, edits and collations for different academic years
  3. Tutorial plans
  4. Student exercises and quizzes, sometimes with responses
  5. Course syllabi and specifications
  6. Exam papers, including drafts and edits
  7. Student assessment (=Closed.)
  8. Coursework assignment instructions
  9. Records of departmental administration of the courses, created and circulated by Queen Mary University of London, department of Computer Science
  10. Notes of, and communication of other staff in the department such as Richard Bornat, Jean Dollimore and George Colouris
  11. Comments on theses
  12. Miscellaneous notes.


  • Creation: 1967-2004, n.d.

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Landin 1-5, 37-38, 53-57, 70-74, 81-84, 91-103, 111-118, 124-127, 132-142, 144-145.


Original order of the teaching papers has been retained. Landin sorted his teaching records in two ways:

  1. by a particular course, with notes spanning a range of dates
  2. by a theme or a topic in particular course(s).

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom