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60TH ANNIVERSARY OF COMPUTING IN GLASGOW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 6: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the University of Glasgow on celebrating its 60th anniversary of computing; recognises that the University of Glasgow became the first university in Scotland to acquire an electronic computer in 1957; acknowledges the history of the university's machine, a Digital Electronic Universal Computing Engine, which was initiated by the then Director of Computing, Dennis Gilles; notes the School of Computing Science has planned a series of events throughout 2017 to mark the anniversary; further notes that the events will bring together researchers, alumni and members of the university community geared towards highlighting education, student entrepreneurship, scholarship and research; and commends the university for its work in preserving the history of Scottish computing.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.