News

 LEO MATTERS
Newsletter for
Spring 2020
PDF version can be read or down–loaded here  LEO Matters Spring 2020

Wanted: All Intercode Programmers
(CLEO people might be interested too)
A message from Ray Smith, Ken Kemp and John Daines
Further Details can be see in their Wanted Notice

IN MEMORIAM:   TONY MORGAN   1937 – 2020
We have to report the very sad news that Tony Morgan has died at the age of 82. His sister told us that he passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4th 2020, in his care home. Tony was one of LEO’s senior commissioning engineers and his knowledge has been invaluable to the Society as our Technical Advisor.
A fuller obituary by Frank Land and John Daines is in the online edition of the Guardian and can be seen here Obituary

LEO article in ‘THIRD AGE MATTERS’The Magazine of the University of the Third Age. (U3A)
The February edition of the U3A magazine contains a large article about Lyons and LEO, submitted by Neville Lyons – reproduced here ARTICLE

LEO MATTERS
Newsletter for Autumn 2019

A PDF Version can be read or downloaded here LEO MATTERS Autumn 2019

OBE FOR FRANK LAND
Frank Land has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to the information systems industry.Frank was with Lyons and LEO for 15 years, before joining the LSE to become the UK’s first professor of information systems.
More information is in the official Press Release available here Press Release

Following the much-deserved award mentioned above, and interview with Frank has been chosen as the British Library recording of the week and it can be heard on The British Library Website

Frank with the Lord Lieutenant of Devon at his Investiture

URGENT REQUEST: Do you have any LEO memorabilia – e.g. pieces of hardware, engineering drawings, charts and plans, programming information, computer files, correspondence or reminiscences?
If so, you can help us. We are collecting such material to join a growing archive at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, our partners in a National Lottery Heritage funded project to preserve, protect and promote the history of the world’s first business computer.
Please contact Secretary@leo-computers.org.uk for further details.

Help the Society while you shop !
We’ve registered with easyfundraising. It’s a great site where you can help Leo Computers Society raise funds simply by doing your normal online shopping.
Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’, and it’s completely free.
Over 3,600 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Argos, eBay and Sainsbury’s. More details here Easyfundraising

POSTPONEMENT OF OUR NEXT REUNION TO SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH 2021.
This is due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Further information will be sent to members in due course.

LEO ARTICLE ON BCS WEBSITE

The April 2020 website of THE BRITISH COMPUTER SOCIETY contains an excellent comprehensive article about Lyons and LEO, which will also be published in the next issue of the BCS journal  ‘IT NOW.’    The link to their website is here Article

ICL Oz Allstars Issue 68 Winter 2020

LYONS/LEO DAY AT THE CENTRE FOR COMPUTING    HISTORY (CCH), 10th August 2019
On Saturday Neville Lyons gave a talk on the history of the J Lyons Food Empire followed by Chris Monk of the CCH explaining the detailed work currently being undertaken by the Heritage Lottery Funded project to achieve Virtual Reality of LEO1. LEO Day Report and pictures
On the previous day, Peter Byford and Ray Ivatt had been given a Virtual Reality demonstration by Chris Monk and his colleague, Richard, and were able to use the VR headset to walk around the LEO l computer room. VR Report and pictures

THE LEO COMPUTER SOCIETY HAS ACHIEVED CHARITABLE STATUS.
We are now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) – registered number 1182253. Details can be seen here on the registration entry page
and our new CONSTITUTION can be seen here Constitution, (27 pages)

    2019 REUNION
A very successful 2019 Reunion was held at the Victory Services Club, London on Sunday 7 April 2019. Details in the official Press Release: Press Release
Photographs of the reunion can be seen here Photos