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'Computers and University Research', 1962

MS. Eng. misc. b. 290/F.25
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  1. Two drafts (June 1962) of a paper prepared at the request of P.M.S. Blackett, and later circulated as a paper for the D.S.I.R. Working Party on Computer Science.
  2. Correspondence with Blackett and H. Jones regarding the feasibility of establishing a research team in computing theory at Imperial College.
  3. 'Proposed Group to Study Mathematical Aspects of Computer Use', 4-page typescript annotated by Strachey.
  4. 'Gill's proposals to Imperial College'.
  5. Copy of an application to D.S.I.R. by H. Jones for a grant to investigate 'the mathematical basis of computer programming', and a copy of the letter withdrawing the application.
  6. One-page, untitled note by Strachey, 27 June 1962, on mathematical theory of information processing, with manuscript note by Strachey 'submitted to Churchill College'.
  7. 'A project for investigation' by P.J. Landin, 29 June 1962 (2 pages).


  • Creation: 1962


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 290/F.25

Former reference:

CSAC 71.1.80/F.25

Related Materials

See MS. Eng. misc. b. 286/E.22-MS. Eng. misc. b. 286/E.31

Repository Details

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