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Oxford University, 1964-1966

MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.4
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder of correspondence and papers documenting the preliminary negotiations which led to the establishment of the Programming Research Group.


  1. Draft application by L. Fox to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for a grant to Oxford University for research into non-numerical uses of computers, to be directed by Strachey (July 1964)
  2. Strachey's manuscript 'Notes on Fox's application'
  3. Correspondence between Strachey and Fox regarding this application and minor amendments suggested by Strachey. Strachey sent Fox a copy of the 'technical note' (in MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.2) to accompany the proposal
  4. After the grant was awarded (from 1 July 1965), the correspondence continued regarding space, equipment and budget requirements of the new group. The name 'the programming research group', suggested by Strachey in his letter to Fox, 6 May 1965, was adopted
  5. Some correspondence regarding prospective members of the Group is also included.


  • Creation: 1964-1966


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.4

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/B.4

Repository Details

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