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Oxford University, 1968-1974

MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.8
Held at the Weston Library

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Various documents describing the work of the Programming Research Group, 1968-1974. All are stencilled copies of typescripts and are a useful supplement to the official reports in MS. Eng. misc. b 254/B.7. They were perhaps collated by Strachey when he was preparing the final report to the Science Research Council (MS. Eng. misc. b 254/B.9).


  1. Two notes prepared for prospective graduate students, November 1968 and September 1970.
  2. Three-page note probably prepared for Oxford University regarding research, teaching, staff and publications of the Programming Research Group, October 1970.
  3. Ten-page copy of 'Application for a Research Grant' (to the Science Research Council for a supplement to the original grant), March 1971.
  4. Two-page note 'Position in 1972 and after'.
  5. Four-page draft report (by V.E.M. Bowell) evaluating work of the Programming Research Group, August 1971.
  6. Last page of letter from Chairman, Sub-Faculty of Computation, to Secretary of Faculties, Oxford University, regarding 'small number of academic posts in computing', 1974, and referring to the 'international reputation of the Programming Research Group'
  7. Two-page note prepared for presentation to Computing Science Board (see additional papers and correspondence in MS. Eng. misc. b 254/B.10), June 1974.

The folder also includes miscellaneous 'hand-outs' for students and staff of the Programming Research Group regarding library, course work.


  • Creation: 1968-1974


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 254/B.8

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/B.8

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom