GILL, Stanley v2

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CSAC 57/1/78 CONTEMPORARYSCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE Supported by the Royal Society, the British Library and the Council of Engineering Institutions Report on the papers of Dr. Stanley Gill (1926-1975) Compiled by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel Deposited in the Library of the Science Museum, South Kensington, London 1978 5. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 Description of the collection Stanley Gill's career involved him in the academic, commercial and political He was Professor of Computing Science at Imperial College, aspects of computing. London, 1964-70 (Section E), a consultant to International Computers Limited, 1964-65 and 1968-70 (D. 29-D. 39), and to the Ministry of Technology, 1966-69 (Section F), a founding memberof the British Computer Society and its President, 1967-68 (D.6-D.17), U.K. representative on the General Assembly of the International Federation for Infor- mation Processing, 1963-69 (D.46-D.57) and served on numerous official committees. (See summary of career on p.21) From 1946-48 Gill was employed at the National Physical Laboratory on punched The only record of this work isa 1 p. This note (see A.2) lists the various technical difficulties card computing and the design of the Pilot ACE. note 'A.C.E. Problems', 21 November 1947, which was kindly supplied by Mr. M. Woodger of the NPL. associated with the design of the Pilot ACE and alongside the 'problems' the names of NPL employees given responsibility for dealing with them. Gill was responsible for Mr. Woodger also supplied a photocopy of those portions of the ‘Divider circuits’. proceedings of two conferences held at the NPL in which Gill took part. The 1953 Symposium on Automatic Digital Computation (25-28 March) wasthe third ofits kind in the country, the first having been held in Cambridge in June 1949, and the second in Manchester in July 1951. Gill and E.N. Mutch presented a paper on ‘Conversion Routines' (pp. 74-80 of the proceedings) and Gill presented a second paper 'Getting Programmes Right' (op.80-83 of the proceedings). At the 1958 Symposium on the Mechanisation of Thought Processes (24-27 November) Gill presented a paper on ‘Possibilities for the Practical Utilisation of Learning Processes’ (pp .827-833 of the pro- ceedings). Mr. Woodger retains a 1947 laboratory notebook of Gill and the 2nd report on ACE, June 1949, 'Description of Hollerith Input and Output for the Pilot Model’. In the autumn of 1949 Gill began research at the Mathematical Laboratory, See C.54 for a copy of their book The Preparation Cambridge, where he studied programming with Dr. (now Professor) M.V. Wilkes and Dr. D.J. Wheeler. for an Electronic Digital Computer published in 1951. A.3 is a copy of Gill's doctoral thesis 'The Application of an Electronic Digital Computer to Problems in Mathematics and Physics' submitted in November 1952. Chapter 2 of his thesis 'A Process for the step-by-step integration of differential equations’ was substantially the same as a paper published by Gill in Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc., 47, 96 (1951) and Chapter 8 'The Diagnosis of mistakes in programming’ was published in Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 206, 538 (1951). Very little else remains of his early career (see A.4-A.6 and C.1-C.3 for material relating to Gill's year in USA 1953-54), but numerous letters throughout the collection amply testify to the friendly relationships he maintained with former colleagues at NPL, Cambridge and Ferranti Limited (see especially D.29-D.39) during the whole of his career. Gill was keenly interested in ‘computer policy’ and wrote and lectured pro- His extensive correspondence and his collection of press- lifically on this subject. cuttings, commercial and political reports, committee papers etc. provide useful material for documenting the turbulent history of computer developments in Britain. Section G has beentitled 'Computer Policy' but Gill's deep conviction that computer technology was vitally important to Britain, and his efforts to secure a strong position for it, are dominant themes throughout the collection and appear in every section. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 2 Section B contains many files of notes, working papers and correspondencerela- ting to the four-colour problem on which Gill was working at the time of his death. The advice very generously given by Professor A.S. Douglas, Dr. R.G. Wilson and Dr. A. Hyman on various aspects of the collection is gratefully acknowledged. The papers were received from Mrs. A. Gill (widow), Professor A.S. Douglas the papers will Most of them date from 1960-75. and Mr. M. Woodger. be immediately available to readers. Notall Summary of career 1926 b. Worthing. 1935-43 educ. Worthing High School. 1943-45 & 1948-49 St. John's College, Cambridge. 1946-48 1949-53 1952 1952-55 1953-54 1955-64 1963-64 1963-69 1964-70 1966-70 1967-68 1970-71 Assistant Experimental Officer, National Physical Laboratory. Research Student, University Mathematical Laboratory, Cambridge. Ph.D. Cambridge. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, U.S.A., Visiting Lecturer, M.I.T. Computer Department, Ferranti Ltd., London (became part of Inter- national Computers & Tabulators, 1963). Part-time Professor of Automatic Data Processing, College of Science & Technology, University of Manchester. U.K. representative on the General Assembly of the International Federation for Information Processing. Professor of Computing Science, Imperial College, London, and Director of the Centre for Computing and Automation. Adviser on computers to the Minister of Technology. President of the British Computer Society. Director of various companies in the Miles Roman group, London (Software Sciences Holdings, Software Sciences, Zeus Hermes, Computer Typesetting). 1972-75 PA International Management Consultants Ltd. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 Contents of the hand ist ltems Page A.1-A.19 B.1 - B.24 GC.) = C234 A. B. c. Biographical and personal Working Papers Lectures, broadcasts, overseas visits, publications C.1-C.24 Lectures, addresses, con- ference talks C.25-C.30 Television/radio broadcasts C.31-C.36 Overseas visits C.37-C.54 Publications D. Committees and Consultancies (see detailed index on p.28) E. Fs G. H. lI. Imperial College, London Ministry of Technology/Department of Trade and Industry Computer Policy Miles Roman (see introductory note on p. 58) Correspondence D.1- D.58 E.1 -E.14 F.1.=F.12 G.1 - G.36 H.1-H.21 I.1 - 1.6 Index of correspondents 12 12 20 22 24 28 42 45 50 58 60 61 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 4 A. Biographical and personal A.1 Curricula vitae and miscellaneous autobiographical notes. Ae2? National Physical Laboratory: 1. 2. 'A.C.E. Problems', 1 p. typescript, 21 November 1947. working on design of ACE. See 'Description of the collection’, p.1. List of areas of responsibility of NPL employees 1947 Gill's application to NPL, December 1948, for tempor- ary appointment during the following summer. of appointment as temporary memberof staff, 1-31 July 1949. Letter 1948-49 Symposium on Automatic Digital Computation. 4. Symposium on the Mechanisation of ThoughtProcesses. 1953 1958 A.3 ‘The Application of an Electronic Digital Computer to 1952 Problems in Mathematics and Physics', thesis sub- mitted for the degree of Ph.D., University of Cambridge, November 1952. A.4 Visit to U.S.A., June 1953-December 1954. 1953-54 Gill spent the academic year 1953-54 as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. He lectured at M.1.T.'s summer courses on digital computers, 1953 and 1954, and collaborated with Professor Charles W. Adams of M.I.T. on a text- book for programming courses before returning to England in December 1954. File includes letters of appointment at M.1.T. and University of Illinois, letters of thanks to Giil for lectures and seminars delivered at various institutions around the country, lengthy letter by Gill to the Master of St. John's College, Cambridge (12 February 1954) giving a full account of his work and his future plans in the U.S. See also C.1-C.3. A.5 A.6 A.7 Correspondencere offers of appointment in the U.S.A. 1955-57, 1961 and Australia. Correspondence re appointments in the U.K. 1956-58, 1961 Correspondence and papers re Gill's appointment as Professor 1962-64 of Computation (part-time) at Manchester University from April 1963. in Britain. his service to the University, November 1964. This was the first chair in the subject Letter and resolution of thanks to Gill for S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 A.8 Press-cuttings re Gill's appointment to Chair of Computation 1963, 1970, at Manchester (1963), his succeeding M.V. Wilkes as the United Kingdom's Council Memberof the Inter- national Federation for Information Processing (1963), his move to Software Sciences Holdings Limited (1970) and his joining PA International Management Con- sultants (1972). 1972 A.9 Correspondence re appointmentto the Chair of Computer 1964 Science, Imperial College and letters of congratula- tion. Correspondence re appointments. 1971-72 Onefile of misc. correspondence re advice to others on 1964-71 career, letters of recommendation, referees reports on research proposals, boards of election. Not indexed, Onefile of correspondence with Department of Employment —='1971-72 and Department of Health and Social Security re regulations governing unemployment benefits. Not indexed. One file of correspondence with Eric Lubbock (Lord 1971-72 Avebury), Lord Halsbury, Carol Mather and R.K. Stamper re Gill's 'Logical Analysis of a National Insurance Regulation’. Large leather-bound, loose-leaf address book. Very ex- tensive, with many entries (business associates, academic colleagues, politicians, committee members, etc.). Gill's contacts. Useful for showing the very wide range of Small brown notebook containing notes for speeches, for 1970 Includes notes for meetings, working notes, etc. meeting with the Minister of Technology (A. Wedgwood Benn) in May 1970 (see also F.7) and notes for meeting of staff of Centre for Computing and Automation, Imperial College, at which Gill announced his resignation. Onefile of miscellaneous shorter correspondence re meetings, 1965-71 visits. Onefile of miscellaneous shorter personal correspondence. 1974-74 Onefile of conference, business, personal photographs. Some are dated and described by Gill on verso. One file of miscellaneous technical photographs. S. Gill 57/1/78 B. Working Papers B.1 Ferranti Limited Material relative to Gill's work at Ferranti Limited. He was with Ferranti from 1955 to 1964. Includes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 'A Ferranti Standard Computer Description? ' 5 pp. (stencilled) with ms. notes by Gill. Computer Industry Questionnaire, return made to the Government Committee of Enquiry into the Computer Industry. Lecture (draft) to the Institute of Directors Conference on Automation by B. de Ferranti, and correspondence with B.L.J. Hart. 'User Aspects of Backing Stores', 3 pp. by Gill. ‘Uses of an Associative Store', 3 pp. by Gill. ‘Design Aims for a Common Order Code’, 6 pp. by Gill. 'A Proposal for a Common Assembly Language’. 'Increasing Uses for Digital Computers', Engineering, 31 August 1962: offprint of article by Gill. 196] 1962 1963 1962 1962 1963 n.d. 1962 S. Gill 57/1/78 7 B.2 Working papers, print-outs and notes on programs for the 1962-63, 1967 composition of music by a computer. Using the Ferranti Pegasus, Gill collaborated with the head of music productions, BBC Television, in devising the program (see C.38 for correspondence with the BBC, additional notes and ms. copy of musical score by Lionel Salter). The work was eventually published in 1963 as 'A technique for the composition of music by a computer’, in Computer Journal. P =e Y B.2 also includes a bibliography on computer music, prepared in 1967 and sent to Gill for his information. See also D.48. B.3 'Find out whatit feels like to be a computer’: set of 4 1968, 1970 Original working notes and sketch games, designed by Gill to introduce the concept of algorithms. (c.1968), correspondence, copy of games and in- structions as published and distributed by Software Sciences Limited, mailing list for recipients, letters of thanks. B.4 ‘Algol Groats Manual (Revised August 1969)': printed book- 1971 let by F.R.A. Hopgood with loose pages of notes by Gill, and letter from Hopgood to Gill (7 May 1971) inserted inside front cover. Also includes explanatory note by Andrew Gill (son) 'Believed to be M.S. notes on the projection of a 3- or 4-D object on to a 2-D medium - presumably he was working towards an algorithm for the Atlas graphics package’. B.5 B.6 B.7 Papers and correspondence pertaining to Gill's use of the ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Computer Network: application by Gill (17 October 1973) to demonstrate the ARPA Network at his lecture to the Royal Signals Institution on 29 November 1973. report by Gill on his work using the network. Correspondence, notes, print-out. Brief 1971, 1973-74 File includes a copy of the original proposal (1971) by P. Kirstein to provide a British link with the ARPA Network, with supporting letter from Gill. Printed material re ARPA Network: user notices and manuals, newsletters, reports. 'The Travelling Salesman', demonstration program developed by Gill for his lecture to the Royal Signals Institution: typescript, correspondence (see also B.9). 1973-74 §. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 B.8 B.9 Notes and computerprint-out for Travelling Salesman 1973-74 program. ‘Time Sharing': correspondence and papers re Gill's use 1973-75 of the Time Sharing Limited system for demonstration at his Royal Signals Institution lecture and for work on the 4-colour problem (see B.11-B.23). B.10 ‘Current State of Knowledge of Software Methodology’. Misc. notes and drafts, including one set labelled ‘Hartree on Diffusion Equn. ' 1974 n.d. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 9 B.11-B.23 Work on the 4-colour problem Using the computer Gill became interested in the 4-colour problem in the autumn of 1973 but it was only after he was confined to his home for convalescence following surgery in December 1974 that he gave the problem his full attention. Gill developed a program terminal loaned to him by Time Sharing Limited (B.9), In January 1975 he GILZIP (written in DEC PDP-10 Algol) to handle the data. received a letter from F.R. Bernhart of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, who Gill replied 'Until now the few attempts that | was also working on the problem. have made to contact other people working in the field have failed, so | have been working entirely on my own, onthe basis of a few passages in some rather ancient So you see your letter has come as something books on recreational mathematics. Gill began a series of lengthy, detailed letters to Bernhart, written ofa lifeline’. almost daily, in which he reported his results, analyses and any changes to the GILZIP program which seemed to be required. of Time Sharing Limited (27 February 1975) (B.9) describing his work, Gill wrote 'The other groups have got further into the theory than | have done, on the other hand progress dependscritically on having powerful computer programs and it turns out that so far mine is far more powerful than any other in the world, so that | have Gill continued been getting results that no-one else has been able to achieve’. his work on the 4-colour problem and his correspondence with others in the field until his death in April 1975. his wife and son in response to Bernhart's proposal to produce a paperontheresults, with Gill's name as one of the joint authors. In the summer the correspondence was taken up by In a letter to the managing director Although such programs had been written before (by Heesch, The solution to the 4-colour problem was published in the Illinois Journal of Mathematics, July 1976, by Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken. In an article in the New Scientist (72, no. 1023, 21 October 1976) Appel wrote that the Illinois team had set out to develop ‘a collection of computer programsto test configurations for reducibility. S. Gill, Allaire, and Swart, and others), because of technical differences in pur- pose it was thought advisable to have a new set’. American (237, no.4, October 1977) Appel and Haken describe the history of the four-colour problem and of their solution, which relied on high-speed computers. ‘The proof made unprecedented use of computers ... the correctness of the proof cannot be checked without the aid of a computer. Moreover, some of the crucial ideas of the proof were perfected by computer experiments’. In an article in Scientific S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 10 B.1] Correspondence with F.R. Bernhart. The file also includes: 1974-75 - Gill's list of totally reducible clusters - his 1 p. note on 'A Method of Constructing Unavoidable Sets of Clusters' - his 2 pp. note on 'Sets of Reducing Configurations’ - copies of Bernhart's 'New Results of "Heesch Algo- rithm" Program "GILZIP"' and 'An Extension of Winns Result on Reducible Minor Neighborhoods’. The correspondence was continued by Mrs. Gill and Jonathan Gill in the summer of 1975. B.12 'On the Characterization of Reductions of Small Order', 45 pp. typescript report by Bernhart (August 1974) with supplement. 1974 ‘Notes on Four-Color Reduction’, parts | and II, by Bernhart. Diagrams of reducible configurations. B.13 Correspondence with Michael Rolle (University of Waterloo), 1975 Jean Mayer (Université Montpellier) re 4-colour problem. File includes photocopy of paper by Jean Mayeron the subject and of offprints by G.A. Dirac (1962) and H. Whitney and W.T. Tutte (1972). 1962, 1972 B.14 'GILZIP', 6 pp. typescript by Gill of notes for users of the 1975 program, 20 January 1975. Print-out of the GILZIP program, 27 January 1975. B.15 GILZIP program: print-out of program as taken on 20 1975 February and 19 April 1975. Ms. copy of program (by Gill's son) with explanatory notes. B.16 ‘Computation by G-Reductions': ms. draft with tables and 1974-75 calculations; 2 pp. of diagrams of 'Optimum weighing schemes', 29 September 1974-11 January 1975. B.17 GILZIP print-outs for 3-4, 9-11 March 1975 with several 1975 pages of ms. notes by Gill, many on 'JQC’'. B.18 GILZIP print-outs for 22 February, 2, 3, 6, 16 March with numerous pages of ms. notes and diagrams by Gill of clusters of polygons. 1975 Note: the original order of papers within the file has not been altered. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 B.19 One file of extensive ms. notes by Gill: memo. of points to be included in letters to Bernhart, modifications to GILZIP program, diagrams of clusters, calcula- tions, summaries of data. 1] 1974-75 B.20 One file of diagrams of clusters, work from June 1974- 1974-75 January 1975. B.2] One folder of print-out, 5 January-25 February 1975, with annotations by Gill. 1975 1974 B.22 B.23 One set of 'Printouts containing reduction tests in chron. order from 26 June 1974'. 29 December 1974. Last print-outis for One set of ‘Printouts believed not to contain reduction 1974-75 tests', 4 June 1974-20 February 1975. B.24 Working papers and print-out for EXPRES program. 1972-73 6. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.1-C.24 Lectures, addresses, conference talks 12 The material is presented in date order as far as possible. Many ofthefiles contain correspondence and notes for several different lectures; and numbered within the individual file. with computing's technical aspects, while the later ones deal with the wider issues ofits social, political and economic implications. In general the early lectures are concerned these have been itemised Many ofthe files in other sections of the collection contain papers and corres- pondence re Gill's lectures; some of these are itemised below for ease of reference: A.2 NPL Symposia, 1953 and 1958 B.5-B.9 Royal Signals Institution, 1973 C.32 D.3 D.34 Academy of Sciences Computer Centre, Moscow, 1969 Real-Time Computer Systems, 1968 Anglo-French Computer Project, 1965 E.2-6..3 Imperial College, 1966, 1969-70 G.? Anglo-American Symposium on the Computer Industry, 1971 G.18-G.21 Software conferences, 1971, 1972 | "Notes on Digital Computers and their Applications', summer programme given at M.|.T., August-September 1953, by staff of the Digital Computer Laboratory: book of notes, list of registrants. Codes, Cycle Counters, Long Integers, Short Integers and Floating-Point Numbers, Subroutines, Interpretive Routines and Mistake Diagnosis. (See also A.4.) Gill [ectured on Multiple-Address 1953 C.2 ‘Digital Computers. Business Applications', summer programme 1954 at M.1.T., 1954: book of notes, bibliography, list of participants. (See also A.4.) ‘Digital Computers: Advanced Coding Techniques', course at 1954 M.1.T., 2-6 August 1954: ; schedule and list of participants. (See also A.4.) C.3 'Electronic Computers', series of 5 lectures presented by Gill 1954 to employees of California Packing Corporation, 11-15 October 1954: printed typescript of lectures. (See also A.4.) C.4 1956-57 1. 2. ‘Pegasus: Introduction': ms. ‘Commercial Applications in USA': ms. ‘Technical Factors which Determine the Limits of Usefulness of Digital Computers’, lecture at Conference on Electronic Digital Computers, Acton Technical College, 4-6 September 1956: typescript, conference programme, list of participants. nds n.d. 1956 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 13 C.4 (contd.) 4. Course of 6 lectures, Acton Technical College, October 1956-February (1957?): ms. notes. 1956-57 Lecture at Birmingham Technical College, 30 October 1956: ms. Lecture at Birmingham Technical College, 6 November 1956: ms. ‘Parallel Programming', speech to British Computer Society, 16 December 1957: ms. notes, offprint of text and dis- cussion as printed in The Computer Journal . 1956 1956 1957 C5 «1990-53 — e D N W w W k r ‘Ordinary Differential Equations': 4 pp. ms. 'D.E.'s: Ordinary only': 2 pp. ms. ‘Lecture notes: Technical Applications': 1 p. ms. "Horner's Method. Lecture Notes': 3 pp. ms. (related to Gill's article 'A Binary Form of Horner's Method", Computer Journal, |, 2, 1958). C.6 ‘Essentials of Digital Computer Programming’, series of 10 1958 lectures, some labelled Brunel College, others Acton College, delivered in January-March 1958: transcripts of the lectures (with a view towards possible publication), duplicated hand-out sheets for distribution to the class, ms. notes. C.7 1958 "Introduction to the Course', 'Features of Computers’ and Ill, IV', lectures delivered to Il, ‘Programming I, course on Electronic Computers and Digital Problems, Dundee Technical College, 23-27 June 1958: ms. and typescript notes, drafts of lectures, programming exer- ‘cises. (A fuller account, with details of the programme and correspondence, will be found in the collection of Christopher Strachey, Bodleian Library, Oxford, which also includes carbon copies of 2 lectures by Gill, ‘Programming Development' and ‘Information and Coding’ that do not appear in Gill's own collection. ) C.8 1958-59 i. ‘Application of Computers', Course at Nottingham Uni- versity, September 1958: typescript synopses of lectures 4-6. 'E.D.P. course 14th to 18th October 1959': proposed timetable, ms. notes for Gill's lectures on ‘Arithmetic Unit and Control’ and 'Systems Analysis and Programming', block diagram of simplified payroll program. 1958 1959 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 @i8 (candle): on 'Talk at L.U., 30/11/59': 8 pp. ms. notes for talk on computer applications. ‘Current Attempts to Standardise Programming Notation', seminar at Liverpool University, 4 December 1959: ms. notes and correspondence. oF 1960-62 Ls ‘Computers in the Modern World', series of 4 talks: typescript drafts 'Why We Need Computers', "Why Computers Are So Big', ‘Programming’, and 'Today and Tomorrow’. ‘Computers in the Future’, talk at symposium on ‘Electronic Devices at Helium Temperatures' sponsored by the Institute of Physics, 15 November 1960: list of participants, type- script draft of Gill's talk. Talk on the use of computers, Edinburgh University, 25 April 1962: correspondence, ms. notes. Course of 6 lectures on the Atlas Computer (of which Gill gave 2) held in September 1962 at Woolwich Polytechnic: correspondence only. 'Non-Numerical Applications of Digital Computers', Hatfield College of Technology, 6 November 1962: correspondenceonly. C.10 1962-63 1, ‘The Computer as an Aid to Productivity’, lecture at Symposium on Techniques and Aids in Operational Research, Derby College of Technology, November 1962: corres- pondenceonly. 'The Education of Computer Specialists', lecture delivered at conference at Hatfield College of Technology, 30 May 1963: typescript, correspondence. '‘Automation', St. Savior's and St. Olave's Grammar School for Girls, 29 January 1963: correspondence, notes. ‘Introduction to Digital Computers', Computer Applications Conference, Electricity Supply Industry, 3-4 April 1963: correspondenceonly. Conference on Computer Appreciation, sponsored by Electricity Board, Buxton, 10-14 June 1963: corres- pondence, programme. 'Potentialities of Electronic Digital Computers', lecture at conference of the Architectural Association, Oxford, July 1963: ms. notes, timetable, correspondence. 14 1959 1959 n.d. 1960 1962 1962 1962 1962 1963 1963 1963 1963 1963 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 Geil 1963-64 1. 'The Social Significance of Automation', Harlow Rotary Club, 11 July 1963: ms. notes, correspondence. 'Talk at Olympia', 9 October 1963: ms. notes and annotated typescript draft of lecture at symposium on business efficiency. ‘Computers and the Business World', address to meeting of Business Equipment Trade Association, 26 February 1964: annotated typescript, correspondence, copy of talk as published in The Accountant, press-cuttings. Talk at Surrey Farm Institute, 28 February 1964: corres- pondenceonly. Opening address at conference on ‘Digital Computers in Technical Education', College of Technology, Letchworth, Herts., August 1964: correspondence, programme. C.12 "Prepare to Meet Thy Computer’, Association for Science Education, Imperial College, 1 January 1965: corres- pondence, ms. draft, typescript synopsis, programme. 15 1963 1963 1964 1964 1964 1965 'Electronic Computers and National Affairs', Dundee Technical College, 21 January 1965: correspondenceonly. 1965 ‘Automation', Imperial Defence College, 22 February 1965: correspondence, ms. notes. 1965 Talk at Leeds on time-sharing, 30 March 1965: ms. notes. 1965 'The Changing Basis of Programming’, International Federation of Information Processing Congress, New York, May 1965: duplicated typescript of Gill's address. "IFIP C 65', report to the BCS on the IFIP Congress, delivered by Gill 22 June 1965: ms. notes. ‘Computing and its uses’, 2-day programme at Imperial College, 3-4 July 1965: brochure, correspondence, ms. notes for Gill's talk on 'Principles of digital computers’. ‘Provision of Computers in Universities', address to Conference of Professors of Mathematics, London, 16 July 1965: correspondence, programme, list of speakers, annotated summary of Gill's talk. 'Recent Computer Developments in Britain', talk at ACM meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, August 1965: notes sent to Gill by ICT in preparation for his talk. 1965 1965 1965-67 1965 1965 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.12 (contd.) 10. Talk to the British Association, 7 September 1965: 3pp. ms. notes. C.13 1966 1. 'Why Real-Time is Different', address at conference on Real Time Systems, 17 January 1966: annotated typescript, 2nd typescript incorporating changes. Talk to Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, 29 March 1966: ms. draft, list of speakers at meeting. ‘Computers and Computing’: ms. draft. ‘Trends in Programming Language', Symposium on Auto- matic Data Processing, Tel-Aviv, 20 November 1966: ms. draft of Gill's address, programme for symposium. 16 1965 1966 1966 ? 1966 1966 'The Next Round of Problems', concluding speech at Datafair Conference, Southampton University, 29 September: typescript of speech as released to press, typescript of press report. ? 1966-67 1966-68 1. 2 talks on computers given to senior officials of the Bank of England, May and October 1966: correspondence, synopses of addresses. Notes for talk to Institute of Strategic Studies, 19 April 1967, with notes for an earlier lecture to Bank of England, 23 May 1966 (see above). Computer Appreciation Course, Institute for Strategic Studies, 19-20 April 1967: correspondence, programme. 1966 1967 1967 "Is Computing Mathematics?', Imperial College Mathe- matical Society, 9 October 1967: ms. draft, correspondence. 1967 'The Future of Information Engineering’, seminar at CERN, 11 October 1967: correspondence, printed abstract of talk. Talk at Reading University Conference Week, 15 February 1968: correspondence only. Talk to Scientific Society of British Coal Utilisation Research Association, 7 June 1968: correspondenceonly. 'We Must Accommodate the Rapid Rate of Change", Presidential Address to the British Computer Society, 2 October 1968: typescript, press-cuttings, copy of address as printed in the Computer Bulletin, November 1968. 1967 1968 1968 1968 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.15 1968-70 17 ls ‘Computers and the Future', Institute of Internal Auditors Conference, London, 31 October 1968: ms. notes, ms. and typescript draft, correspondence. 1968 '‘Regimentation and Enterprise in a Computerised World', British Institute of Management, 22 January 1969: ms. notes, correspondence. 1969 'The Present Scene', talk to several Management Computer Appreciation Courses, sponsored by Engineering Industry Training Board and held in various cities during 1969-70: ms. draft, correspondence, programmes. 1969-70 Symposium on ‘Experience with Software in Computer Control Applications', London, 1 July 1969 (Gill chaired one of the sessions): correspondence, list of participants, programme. 1969 Talk to IFIP symposium on computer education, 25-27 March 1969 1969: ms. notes, correspondence. 'The Computer and Society', H.G. Wells Society, London, 24 April 1969: ms. notes, correspondence. Computer Development Session, Civil Service Seminars, Centre for Administrative Studies, 9 May 1969: corres- pondence, programme, ms. notes. Discussion on 'Why the Computer Grid?', Institution of Electrical Engineers, 21 May 1969: correspondence, ms. notes. ‘Computing possibilities, problems and policies', British Computer Society Medical Group, 23 June 1969: corres- pondence, report of talk for publication in Bulletin. File includes paper on ‘Medical Applications of Computers in U.K.' prepared for Gill, 1965. 1969 1969 1969 1969 the Next Decade’, British Computer ‘Computing in Britain: Society, Chatham, 2 July 1969: correspondence, ms. notes. 1969 "Is computing too important to be left to computer people?', British Computer Society, Reading, 15 September 1969: correspondence, ms. draft. BCS Conference on Software Protection, Brighton, 13-14 November 1969 (Gill chaired the session on the future of software): correspondence. 1969 1969 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.17 1969-70 1. ‘Computer Software', Friday Evening Discourse, Royal Institution, 5 December 1969: correspondence with R.I., programme, offprint with ms. of 'passage not included in R.1. talk', correspondence and material collected by Gill in preparation for his lecture. "Has the BCS lived up to its initial lack of promise?', British Computer Society, Stoke-on-Trent, 22 January 1970 and Coventry, 25 February 1970: correspondence, synopsis of Gill's lecture, ms. notes. 18 1969 1970 ‘Careers in Computing’, Imperial College, 20 March and 19 November 1970: ms. draft, programme, correspondence. 1970 4, Seminar on Auditing Techniques, Management Centre Europe, London, 2 December 1970: correspondence, programme. 1970 C.18 1970-71 1. Workshop on the Data Bank Society, sponsored by the National Council for Civil Liberties, 18-19 November 1970 (Gill chaired the Working Group on Technical Aspects ): correspondence, ms. notes, programme, list of participants, recommendations, press release. 1970 ‘Computerised Stock and Production Control - Making It Pay', conference sponsored by Production Engineering Research Association, 2-3 November 1971 (Gill served as Chairman of the Conference): correspondence, programme, list of participants, Gill's notes. C.19 1971 1. 2. 3. ‘Computing in the 1970s,’ Mathematical Association, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 4-5 March 1971: correspondence, ms. notes. ‘The Advantage of Real-Time in Business Information Systems', British Computer Society, 12 January 1971: correspondence, programme, ms. notes. 'The Future of Programming Languages', talk at Datafair, February 1971: correspondence, ms. draft of report to Civil Service Department referred to in address, typescript. 1971 1971 1971 197] ‘Computers and their Impact on Society', talk at Computing in Schools Conference, Imperial College, 5 April 1971: correspondence, ms. draft, programme. 1971 §. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.20 1970-73 19 (N.B. Software Conferences) See G.18-G.21 for Gill's speeches at the 1971 and 1972 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. Speech at ICL Users' Conference, Swansea, 23 September 1971: correspondence, programme, typescript,report of Gill's speech for publication in Marketing, Gill's letter sending copy of speech to Hon. A. Wedgwood Benn. 1971 Speech at Software Houses Association Symposium, London, 13 October 1971: ms. draft, correspondence, programme. 1971 Remarks at conference to launch the book Computers and the 1973 Year 2000, National Computing Centre, 6 June 1973 (Gill wrote the first chapter 'Setting the Scene'): photocopy of type- | script and of chapter, correspondence, 5 pp. typescript of Gill's address, which is an interesting exposition of his thoughts on where and why the British computer industry went wrong. 'An Overview of Intelligent Terminal Applications’, presentation at Datamation Conference, London, 30 October 1973: correspondence, ms. notes, amended typescripts, programme. 1973 ‘The Present Status and Future Trends of Computer Utilities in Europe', Data Show 1974: typescript. 1974 C.21 C.22 Onefolder of notes and drafts for lectures (none are dated): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 'NPL story’. ‘Time Sharing’. ‘Lecture on Management Applications’. ‘Programming Developments’. "Information and Coding’. ‘Capabilities and Limitations of Computers’. ‘Electronic Computers - A Progress Report’. Ga2e C.24 One folder of misc. notes and drafts for lectures, none are dated or titled. course. Includes one set of problems to accompany programming One folder of misc. correspondence and papersre lectures, luncheon meetings, conferences, symposia, etc. presented in date order. 1958-71 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.25-C.30 Television, radio broadcasts 20 C.25 "Machines for a New Age': series of 6 programmes for Granada 1965-66 Television with the titles: 2. The Anatomy of Computers, 3. Programming, 4. Computers are Useful, 6. What Next? includes: The file (which is very extensive) | 1. The Speed Revolution, 5. More about Programming, - annotated typescripts of Gill's narrative; - annotated camera scripts; - typescript of 'The Story of the Electronic Digital Computer' by Gill for a teachers' booklet to accompanytheseries; - correspondencere visual aids for the programmes and from viewers following the broadcasts; - Gill's notes. C.26 "Towards Tomorrow. The World in a Box', BBC broadcast, 1967-68 18 January 1968: correspondence with the science pro- grammeseditor, Gill's comments on drafts of script, copies of the 3rd and 4th drafts, outline script with additional notes by Gill. C.27 ‘The Information Age', series of 6 films for television produced 1969-70 by Balfour Films and financed(initially) by IBM. Gill was a memberof the steering committee established to monitor the scripts and advise on technical points. progress reports, synopses, correspondence. Draft proposals, C.28-C.29 The Open University. Gill took part in 2 radio programmes 1972-74 He then participated in 2 television discussions, for the Open University, 'The Human Impact of Computing' and 'Computers and Computing', which were broadcast in March 1973. 'The Future of Computer Technology' and 'The Social Implications of the Computer', for the Open University's course on Computer Appreciation for Managers. These 2 discussions were first broadcast in October 1973. Two files: C.28 Correspondence with officials of the BBC and the Open University, Gill's notes and comments on proposed scripts, suggestions and memoranda by other participants, press-clippings re Open University courses . C.29 Scripts of radio discussions, copy of course book. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.30 One file of shorter correspondence/scripts, presented in date order: 21 1959-66 1959 1. 2. 3. 4. 'Science Review - Computer for election results', BBC Home Service: script. Correspondence with BBC re 'Who Knows?' programmes. 1965 Correspondence with BBC re Teach-In, Horizon and Further Education series on computers: 1964-65 ‘Computers for Universities', BBC Home Service: transcript of interview with Gill. 1966 5. ‘Questions for Brains Trust': typescript, annotated by Gill. n.d. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.31-C.36 Overseas Visits 22 The correspondence in other sections of the collection contains references to numerous overseas visits by Gill for academic or professional purposes but very few papers The only record of Gill's year as Assistant Professor at the Uni- re these visits remain. versity of Illinois (1953-54) is the material in A.4 and C.1-C.3, his lecture notes and The programme for books for computer courses delivered at M.I.T. and in California. a Symposium on Automatic Data Processing held in Tel-Aviv in 1966 is included in C.13 along with the ms. draft of Gill's address on that occasion. Cid! C.82 C.33 C.34 The following material is presented in chronological order. "Computing at the University of Zambia': report by Gill, 21 July 1967, of his recommendations to the University following his visit in an advisory capacity. 'Report on visit to U.S.A.': 5 pp. typescript prepared by Gill following his visit to the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York, 5-9 June 1967, to inspect the computing facilities. 1967 1967 1968-69 USSR, March-April 1969 Gill visited the Soviet Union under the auspices of the British The file includes correspondence with the Council. He kept careful, detailed notesof his visits to various computer centres in Moscow, Kiev and Novosibirsk (including notes on equipment, personnel, discussions with staff, etc.). Department of Education and the British Council re application and details of arrangements for visit, copy of official proposal, itinerary and programme, Gill's notes for his talk to the Academy of Sciences Computer Centre, Moscow. journal for this trip (which was extended to include a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; see C.33) is retained in thefile. Gill's Visit to the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, April 1969, 1969 arranged by Ministry of Overseas Development. includes correspondence re arrangements for visit, scheduling of talks and meetings; journal ofthis trip. Gill's notes on his visit. The file See C.32 for Visit to Institut de Recherche d'Informatique et d'Automatique, 1969 Paris, 20-21 March 1969: programme, briefing papers, notes by Gill of meetings and talks. 'Man and Computer' conference sponsored by Institut de la Vie, Bordeaux, June 1970: programme, list of participants, abstracts of papers presented by others with notes by Gill. 1970 $. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.35 23 Conference on Achievement in Japanese Utilisation of Systems 1970-71 Technology (‘AJUST'), sponsored by UNIVAC, Tokyo, September 1970: programme, photograph, correspondence, background briefing paper, Gill's report. C.36 European Workshop on Computer Networks, Arles, 24 April- 1972-73 4 May 1973 (Gill served as Chairman at two of the sessions): programme, correspondence re organisation of the conference, notes by Gill for his own lectures, re planning of conference and on papers presented by others . $. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 24 C.37-C.54 Publications, articles for journals, letters to the press C.37 Onefile of material for proposed book on digital computer 1958 programming: 2 pp. synopsis and 9 pp. typescript; letter to Cambridge University Press. 1962-63, 1965, 1967, 1971 C.38 Correspondence with Lionel Salter, Head of Music Productions, -BBC Television, re musical composition by computer, a passage of whichwas broadcast during the programme "Machines Like Men', August 1962. Gill wrote the work up and published it as an article in Computer Journal entitled 'A technique for the composition of music in a computer’, July 1963. The file includes notes, musical score and copyofSalter's article 'The New Music’ pub- lished in Music Teacher, January 1962, as well as later correspondence and papers re composition of music by a computer. 7 (See also B.2 and D.48.) C.39 1962-65 Is ‘Computing Machines for Teaching and Research’, letter to the editor, Computer Journal, January 1962: typescript. 'The Ubiquitous Computer' (published as 'Towards a New Horizon') in The Financial Times, December 1962: type- script, correspondence. 'Why Computers Matter', typescript with note by Gill on the first page 'Rejected by Sun. Times Oct. '64', with covering letter to Sir Willis Jackson. ‘Computers as Exports', The New Scientist, January 1965: typescript, press-cutting on the topic, correspondence. o w R K 'Who's Learning First?', The New Scientist, October 1965: typescript. Draft of letter to The Times re controversy over colour television, with copies of previous correspondence asit appeared in The Times and correspondence with Granada Television (Gill's letter 'not used'). C.40 1967-70 1s ‘Computer Strategy for the 1970s', introductory article for The Financial Times survey of computers, 11 December 1967: typescript, correspondence, copy of article as published. 1962 1962 1964 1965 1965 1965 1967 'Responding to Computers', guest leader in Science Journal, September 1967: annotated page proof. 1967 $. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.40 (contd.) 3. "Information Systems - A.D. 2000', article for Where supplement on ‘Careers of the Future’, December typescript, correspondence. 1968: ‘Computing in the Universities: The Next Decade’, Computer Weekly, 8 August 1968: typescript. 'Electronic Computing: The British Contribution', article for Board of Trade publication in Germany, February 1969: typescript, correspondence. ‘Software in the Seventies', article in Computer Weekly, October 1970: typescript, correspondence and comments. 25 1968 1968 1969 1970 C.4l ‘Charging for Computer Time in Universities’ (with P.A. Samet), Computer Bulletin, January 1969: typescript drafts by both authors with annotations and comments on each other's work, correspondence between authors and with readers responding to the article, copy as printed. 1968-69 C.42 1970-74 1. '‘Computers', article for Sunday Times Magazine series on inventions (article was not used): ms. draft, typescript, correspondence. 'The Modern Rake's Progress’, 26 July 1971: 2 typescripts, 1 with annotations. ‘Computers. How Hard Should We Try?', National Electro- nics Review, September-October 1971 (based on speech to Software '71 Conference, see G.18): correspondence, typescript, printed version. 1970 1971 1971 Letters to the press re ICL, National Computing Policy, Autonomics, etc.: typescripts. 1971, 1974 'Computers', Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia: revisions and amendmentsfor article originally written in 1964 (and revised in 1968), correspondence with Oxford University Press. ‘Computers and World Affairs', Management Informatics, April 1972: article for the [AG journal based on paper pre- sented at IFIP/APC meeting, 3-6 March 1971 (Gill sub- mitted a paper but was notpresent at the meeting): correspondence, copy of 1971 paper with ms. amendments and insertions, typescript of final article, offprint. . 1973 A972 C.43 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.44 C.45 26 1972-35 Encyclopaedia of Computer Science (Gill prepared the entry on 'Stored Program Concept' and a biographical note on M.V. Wilkes): correspondence with the editor, with Wilkes re the history of the stored program concept, ms. draft ofarticle, typescript drafts with amendments and corrections. ‘Computers’ chapter for book on advanced technologies sponsored 1974-75 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers: correspondence, typescript, 3pp. draft, Gill's notes. work was completed. ) (Gill died before the C.46 Book Reviews (In every case there is a typescript copy of the review; if there is any editorial correspondence, the name of the journal is given in brackets. ) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Les Machines 4 Penser, L. Couffignal (Mathematical Gazette). The Design of Engineering Systems, W. Gosling; The Brain as a Computer, F.H. George; An Introductionto Computing, R. Wooldridge (New Scientist). Computers and Common Sense, M. Taube. Machine Intelligence, Vol. 1,2,3, N.L. Collins, D. Michie, E. Dale (Nature). MachineIntelligence, Vol. 4, B. Meltzer, D. Michie (Nature). Forecast 1968-2000 of Computer Developments and Applications, R.F. Williams (ed.). Research and the Credibility of Estimates, R.V. Brown (The Computer Journal). 1952 1962 1962 1968 1969 1969 1970 C.47 Minor correspondence re publications, requests for articles, 1963-72 revisions, etc. C.48-C.53 Computer Monographs Gill edited the series from its inception (in 1964) and was later joined by John Florentine as co-editor. 6 files presented in date order containing editorial correspondence with the publisher (Macdonald and Co.), with the authors - and prospective authors - of the books in the series; comments on the manuscripts submitted for Copies of letters passed by the publisher publication; suggestions for topics. to Gill for his information are not indexed. . 27 S$. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 C.48-C.53 (contd. ) C.48 C.49 C.50 C.51 C.52 C.53 1964-65 1966 1967 1968 1969, 1971-72 1974-75 C.54 One box containing Gill's published work. Includes copy of The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer (1951) by M.V. Wilkes, Gill, and D.J. Wheeler, with supplement to the book and a copy of Russian translation. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 28 D. Committees and consultancies (See also Section F) D.1-D.5 Real-Time Club. D.6-D.17 British Computer Society (and committees on which Gill represented the BCS): D 9 1] J 12 7 9 7 213 0 7 14 0 7 0 C 215 0 16 Standard Programming Languages Committee. Joint Mathematical Council. British Standards Institution. U.N. Questionnaire. Education Committee. Committees on (1) Scientific Programming, (2) Privacy and (3) Public Presentations. D.17 Technical Board. USA Office of Naval Research. Advisory Committee on Computers, Government Statistical Services, H.M. Treasury. Study Group on Computer Science, NATO Science Committee. Academic Advisory Council, Computer Education in Schools. Advisory Committee, Documentation Processing Centre, and Advisory Committee for Scientific and Technical Information, Department of Education and Science. Programme Committee, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Ministry of Social Security. D.18 D.19 D.20 D.21 D.22 D.23 D.24 D.25-D.28 The Bowden Committee. D.29-D.39 International Computers and Tabulators Ltd./International Computers D.40 D.41 D.42 D.43 D.44 D.45 Ltd. British Computer Association. Computer Advisory Committee, National Research Development Corporation. Civil Service Department. Ministry of Labour. Ministries of Aviation, Defence, Public Buildings and Works. Conservative Research Department. D.46-D. 57 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). D.58 ‘Advice’. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.1-D.5 Real-Time Club 29 The Club was formed 'to further a commoninterest in the use of computers Gill served as Chairman at the informal dinner to process information in real time'. meetings, when the usual format was a short address by an invited speaker followed by discussion. containing material re the Real-Time Club. See alsoC.13, D.25, F.2, F.5-F.7, and G .3 for other files D.1 Constitution, notices of meetings and of speakers, lists of 1969-74 members, correspondence with members and with guests, committee papers and discussion of policy. D.2-D.4 Presentation of Real-Time Computer Systems, Royal Festival Hall, 3 July 1968, organised by the Real-Time Club to demonstrate conversational, multi-access systems. Gill acted as spokes- man for the organisers. D.2 Correspondence re organisation of demonstration, invita- 1968 tions to speakers and exhibitors. Notes of meetings. Correspondence with J.H.H. Merriman of GPO re his address (copy included in the file). of letters in The Financial Times re issues raised at the demonstration (see also D.25). Copies of exchange D.3 D.4 Numerous typescript drafts of Gill's speech, with extensive annotations. Copy as printed for distribution. Printed material re presentation: programme, list of quests, instructions for exhibitors, etc. D.5 Publications and statements by the Real-Time Club: 1. 2. ai 4. Draft statement for the Sub-Committee of the Post Office. 1969 'Real-Time Computing Systems', by D.N. Willis. "An Experimental Store-and-Forward Data Transmission Network', report to Advisory Group on Data Transmission of the Post Office Economic Development Committee (see also D.28). Evidence submitted to Sub-Committee 'D' of the Select Committee of Science and Technology at the House of Commons: annotated drafts, correspondence. G.6-G.17.) (See also 1969 1969 1970 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 0 D.6-D.16 British Computer Society Gill played an important role in the negotiations which led to the formation of the BCS. He was a founding member of Council, served as its President from 1967-68 and was on manyofits Committees. He also represented the BCS on the Joint Mathe- matical Council (D.12) and the British Standards Institution (D.13) and was instrumental in drafting the Society's official reply to H.M.G. re a U.N.~-sponsored questionnaire on the use of computers in developing countries (D.14). See also C.12, C.14, C.16-C.17, C.19, G.3 and G.6 for additional material relative to ihe BCS. D6 Letters to P.M.S. Blackett and B.V. Bowdenoffering the advice 1964 and help of the BCS to the newly-formed Ministry of Technology on matters affecting the computer industry. D.7 D.8 D9 D.10 General correspondencere affairs of the BCS. Includes one letter from Gill to A.S. Douglas (7 October 1971) sug- gesting that BCS sponsor an attempt to gather archival materials on the early history of electronic computing in Britain. Luncheon at the Guildhall, London, sponsored by the British Computer Society, 18 October 1967: seating plan, text of address by Earl Mountbatten of Burma (President of the Society) as printed in The Computer Bulletin, Gill's notes, correspondence, drafts. Papers connected with Extraordinary General Meeting of the BCS, 25 March 1968, to consider revision of articles of membership to introduce professional qualifications forits members (to enable the Society to becomea professional body). by a vote at the meeting. re conditions for membership, ms. notes by Gill for his address at the meeting, programme, proxy forms, note by Gill as published in The Computer Bulletin, correspondence in the Bulletin, minutes of the meeting. Gill supported the revisions, which were accepted File includes correspondence ‘Academic Interests': circular letter sent by Gill to 19 senior members of the BCS re the possibility of a division occurring between academic and business members of the Society, Correspondence received in and asking for comments. reply. Evidence prepared by BCS for submission to Sub-Committee 'A' of the Select Committee for Science and Technology, 24 March 1971: memorandum of evidence (annotated by Gill), background briefing papers, notes by Gill of questions which BCS representatives might be asked by Sub-Committee members, correspondence. (See also G.6.) 1968-71 1966-67 1967-68 1968 1971 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.10 (contd.) Copy of Memorandum of Evidence prepared by BCS for sub- mission to Sub-Committee 'A' on 23 February 1973. D.11 BCS Standard Programming Languages Committee (established in 1962): Committee papers, draft statement by Gill of committee's terms of reference, correspondence. There had been an earlier BCS committee establ ished in 1958 and knownbya variety of titles (the most common being Research Committee on Scientific Programming Notation), on which Gill served as secretary. These earlier papers date from his service on that Committee; for a complete record of its work see the relevantfiles in the papers of Christopher Strachey deposited in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The file includes correspondence and papers re ALGOL, with special reference to a conference held in Paris, 12-14 November 1959, to reach agreement between the European groups prior to a meeting with the American committee. Memo. and report for the Computer Journal by Gill, 1959. re ALGOL.) (See also D.17 for further correspondence D.12 Joint Mathematical Council. (Gill served as the BCS rep- resentative on the Council from March 1970): corres- pondencere Gill's representation, and re the issue of shortage of mathematics teachers. 3] 1973 1958-59, 1962-64 1969-70 Note: Committee papers have not been retained. D.13 British Standards Institution. (Gill served as one of the BCS 1968, 1970 representatives and was, from 1965, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Data Processing Industry Standards): correspondence and papers for meeting with ICT on inter- national standards for data formats and structures prior to merger. Technology representation on U.K. delegation to meeting of the Technical Committee of the International Organisa- tion for Standardization in West Berlin, 8-12 June 1970. Correspondence and papers re layout requirements for magnetic tape exchanged between banks and customers. Correspondence and papers re Ministry of 1968 1970 D.14 United Nations Questionnaire on ‘International co-operation with a view to the use of computers and computation 1969-71 techniques for development': correspondence and papers re official response by H.M.G. on the advice of the BCS and other interested bodies; numerous drafts and comments; notes of meetings to discuss the report; Gill's ms. working notes. $. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 32 D.15 BCS Education Committee: correspondence and papers re proposed courses leading to Higher National Certificates 1967-69 and Diplomas in Computer Science. examination. National Computing Centre on professional education. Papers re BCS Notes of meeting between BCS and D.16 BCS Committees on (1) Scientific Programming, (2) Privacy and 1970-71 (3) Public Presentations: correspondence and papers relative to the work of these 3 committees. File includes copy of BCS Code of Conduct (February 1971) and of paper ‘Ethics and Code of Conduct' by A. d'Agapeyeff (April 1971). See also D.10 (Appendices E and F of the BCS evidence submitted in 1971) for further papers pertaining to the issue of privacy. D.17 BCS Technical Board: draft papers and correspondence. 1968-71 Includes material re the ALGOL 68 report which was submitted in draft form to the Technical Board for its consideration. from Council Members on the Technical Board Steering Committee re BCS Ad Hoc Committee's report on revision of BCS structure. File also contains correspondence S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.18 B.1g D320 D.21 D.22 USA Office of Naval Research: correspondence re obtaining US government reports, with special reference to report 'The British Computer Scene’. File does not include copy of report, but does contain 3 pp. typescript by Gill of extracts from the report. Advisory Committee on Computers, Governmental Statistical Services, H.M. Treasury (Gill was a member of the com- mittee from its inception): correspondence, Gill's notes, papers re formation, terms of reference and meetings of Sub-Committee on Training, 2 pp. paper by Gill on 'A.D.P. Planning Procedures’. issued by the Committee, 6 May 1968, and copy of second report, 17 December 1968. Copy of interim report Correspondence with the Lord Privy Seal re reconstitution of the Advisory Committee. Gill's comments on ‘Computers in Central Government. Ten Years Ahead', report prepared by Civil Service Department Computer Plans Review Team, with ensuing correspondence. (See also D.42.) 33 1965, 1968 1967-68 1969-70 1967-70 Study Group on Computer Science, NATO Science Committee (established to prepare a report re proposed international Gill was the representative from the software institute. U.K.): correspondence, committee papers, numerous drafts of report with amendments and comments, Gill's ms. working notes. conferences on software engineering, October 1968 and October 1969. Also contains papers relative to NATO-sponsored Academic Advisory Council, Computer Education in Schools: correspondence, committee papers, drafts of textbook chapters, comments on proposals and general aims of project, Gill resigned from the Committee in progress reports. 1969 as he did not agree with the choice of the 'SIR' language for the project. 1968-69 1969-71 Advisory Committee, Documentation Processing Centre, Depart- ment of Education and Science (established to advise and Gill was a member of the evaluate the work of the DPC. Committee from its inception until its termination in January 1971 when the DPC was closed down): committee papers, correspondence, comments by Gill on proposed projects. The file also includes a small amount of correspondence re work of the Advisory Committee for Scientific and Technical Information, DES, of which Gill was a member 1965-69. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 : D.23 D.24 34 Programme Committee, Institute of Mathematics and its Applica- tion: committee papers and correspondence re arrangements for Gill to give a series of Christmas lectures for children on regular figures in two, three and four dimensions. 1970-71 Visit by Gill, Jeremy Bray and A.d'Agapeyeff to Central Office of the Ministry of Social Security, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 16 January 1968: briefing papers and background corres- pondence exchanged between Jeremy Bray and Judith Hart, reports and comments by Gill, Bray and d'Agapeyeff, copy of letter from Bray to J. Hart with report 'Impressions of Data Processing in the Ministry of Social Security’. 1967-68 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.25-D.28 The Bowden Committee 35 1968-69 The Bowden Committee was an informal group of personsinterested in, and concerned about, data transmission networks. nor did it hold any regularly scheduled meetings. Development Office established its Advisory Group (D.26), several members of the Bowden Committee collaborated to present evidence and draft proposals for the Gill provided the impetus and coordination for Advisory Group's consideration. their efforts and thus his files present a very full record of their work. The corres- pondenceis fully indexed and includes many photocopies ofletters sent to Gill for his information by their recipients. It was never formally constituted, After the National Economic D.25 D.26 Correspondence and arrangements for dinner meeting arranged by At this meeting the participants agreed to form a Gill for 24 July 1968 to ‘discuss the problem of ensuring adequate communication facilities for the proper development of computing in this country! taking Gill's talk at the Real - Time Club Presentation (D.2-D.4) as a starting point for dis- cussion. steering committee and working party under the chairmanship of Lord (Vivian) Bowden to investigate the establishment of a computer network. Copiesof letters (signed by Bowden) to prospective committee members with photocopies oftheir Extensive correspondence (August-December 1968) replies. between Bowden, Lord (Willis) Jackson and Gill and officials of the GPO re arrangements for a meeting (4 December 1968) to discuss various proposals and plans for action. Gill's notes on this meeting and correspondencearising from its decisions. Following the meeting with the GPO, at which representatives of the National Economic Development Office were present, the N.E.D.O. established an Advisory Group on Data Trans- mission and invited Lord Bowden and Lord Jackson to be members. Correspandence re arrangements for several other members of the Bowden Committee (including Gill) to meet the Advisory Group on 15 July 1969. this meeting, circulated for comment, with replies. Minutes of the meeting, at which the Advisory Group agreed to recommend the setting up of a pilot system for data transmission. Drafts of paper prepared by Gill for D.27 Correspondence and papers re formulation of proposals for an experi- mental data transmission system. potential users. and his notes of a meeting held to discuss the proposals. Suggestions for names of Includes Gill's ms. notes on the project D.28 Draft report as circulated by Gill to other members of the Bowden Copy offinal Committee for comment, with their replies. draft 'An Experimental Store-and-Forward Data Transmission Network', November 1969 (see also D.5), and copy of letter sent to all meeting of the N.E.D.O. Advisory Group on 28 November 1969 Draft of minutes, with comments by Gill to consider the report. and P. Hughes. Copy of addendumto original report to take account of points raised in the discussion. potential users, with their replies. Papers for a S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.29-D. 39 International Computers and Tabulators Ltd. (ICT)/International Computers Ltd. (ICL) D.29 D.30 D.3l 32 D.33 D.34 36 1964-65, 1968-70, 1972 1966 1974 1968-71 1966-67 1964 1965 1965 In 1964 Ferranti Computer Dept. became part of Inter- national Computers and Tabulators Ltd. (ICT). In July 1968 ICT and English Electric- Leo-Marconi Computers Ltd. merged to form International Computers Ltd. (ICL) with financial participation from Plessey and Her Majesty's Government. Gill served as official consultant from 1964 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1970. See aiso:C ..12;-C.20,. C.42,. DB. 13,; F.4,.-F.. Qiand. 4; 13for other files containing material pertaining to ICT/ICL. Correspondence re terms of consultancy. Copies of corres- pondence exchanged with the Minister of Trade and Industry. Correspondence with ICT, especially re choice of computer by London Regional Computing Centre (see E.7-E.14). Draft of paper by G.G. Scarrott on the control of industrial research. General correspondence with ICT/ICL, especially re ICL New Range descriptions and ICL business statistics. 'ICT 1908': papers and correspondence re development and design of 1908 computer. of Address Range on ICT 1900', 1964. Includes memo. on ‘Extension 'Hologram': papers and correspondence between Gill, D. Gabor and ICT re Gabor's ideas on character recognition by holography . "Anglo-French Computer Project', technical presentation by ICT and English Electric - Leo Marconi ComputersLtd. to the Government, 30 September 1965, to win its support for a joint Anglo-French large computer. Programme, list of guests, Gill's correspondence with ICT and the Ministry of Technology. The correspondencealso discusses the use of multi-programming on large computers andits influence on computer design, with special reference to Basic Language and M.1.T.'s Project MAC (Multiple Access Computer). The file includes Gill's ms. and typescript draft of his con- tribution (‘The Need for Large Computers') to the presentation and a 2 pp. stencilled memo. on ‘Advantages of Multiple Access Computers’. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.35-D.38 D.39 37 1964-69 1968-73 Collaboration between ICT/ICL and Imperial College re Basic 4 files presented in date order con- Language Machine. taining correspondence, seminar notices, record of meetings, departmental memoranda, progress reports, budget require- ments, Gill's notes and drafts. papers re application to Ministry of Technology for support of project. Includes correspondence and See also D.34. D385 D.36 Dio7 D.38 1964-66 1967 January-May 1968 June-December 1968, 1969 Onefolder of press-cuttings, articles from journals, etc. re (See also G.22- etc. ICT/ICL, government support, G.26.) S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.40 British Computer Association: proposed formation of associa- tion. Correspondence re membership. 38 1971 D.41 Computer Advisory Committee, National Research Development 1965 Corporation: correspondence, papersfor first meeting (16 July 1965), Gill's notes on that meeting, memorandum submitted to N.R.D.C. in March 1965. D.42 Civil Service Department: Senior Management Seminars on Computer Systems: correspondence, programme, briefing papers distributed at seminar, notes by Gill on papers presented. Copy of ‘Automatic Data Processing - The Next Ten Years', October 1968, report and graphs. Correspondence with the Lord Privy Seal re early achieve- ments of computing in the UK, and re Gill's evidence to Sub-Committee 'D' (see also D.19, G.6-G.17, H.18). Correspondence and papers re report session of case study on the relations between government and the computer industry, Civil Service College, 25 January 1972. D.43 Ministry of Labour: correspondence re Manpower Research Unit's report on ‘Computers in Offices’ sent to Gill for his comments before publication. after publication re estimates of future growth of com- puters. Copy of report. Further correspondence 1968-72 1969 1968 1971 1972 1965 D.44 Ministry of Aviation: letter to the Minister re annual rate of 1965 expenditure by American government on computer research, with copy of Gill's report on address by Senator Hubert Humphrey to Joint Computer Conference, April 1964, on which Gill based his statement. See also C.30 for correspondence re broadcast where this figure was used. Ministry of Defence: correspondencere Gill's meeting with Army 1969 Department Study Group on computers. Ministry of Public Buildings and Works: correspondence re con- ference of the Committee on the Application of Computers in the Construction Industry. 1968. Copy of the proceedings of that conference. Cambridge, September 1968-69 D.45 Conservative Research Department: correspondence and com- 1965, 1968 ments. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 39 D.46-D.57 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) D.46 D.47 D.48 Gill served as the U.K. representative to the General Assembly, The 1963-69 (see A.8) but no material remains from this period. following files begin in 1969 after Gill had relinquished his post. See also C.12, C.16, C.43. One file of general correspondence re IFIP, including letters to A.S. Douglas on his succeeding Gill as U.K. representa- tive, to |. L. Auerbach on his election as an honorary member, invitation to Gill to serve as member of Editorial Board of Management Informatics (declined), notices of programmes and conferences, letter of resignation. 1969-75 Survey of artificial intelligence field, organised by Gill in order to make recommendation to IFIP General Assembly: minor correspondence, 1 p. typescript draft of ‘Report on Possible Formation of Group on Artificial Intelligence’ by Gill. 1970 IFIP Congress, Edinburgh, 5-10 August 1968: programme, list of participants, photograph, ms. notes for Gill's opening remarks of welcome (Gill was president of the BCS at the time of the Edinburgh Congress). following the Congress. Letters of thanks 1968-69 File also includes correspondence and papers re computer- composed music competition for which Gill was one of the judges: programme of concert, Gill's ms. notes for remarks at concert, correspondence following the Congress. See also B.2, C.38. D.49 ‘Programming in the 1980's', panel discussion, chaired and 1974 organised by Gill, IFIP Congress, Stockholm, 5-10 August 1974. Gill's ms. notes on composition of panel, letters of invitation to prospective panellists, correspondence and cables exchanged with panellists, Gill's ms. draft of his opening remarks and introduction of speakers, mss. of questions submitted by members of the audience. The panellists were J. Sammet, A. Ershov, R.W. Bemer and Prof. M.V. Wilkes. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 AO D.50-D.57 Technical Committee 6 - Data Communication. Gill served as 1972-73 the U.K. representative to TC 6 from 1972 to March 1975 whenhe resigned because of illness. D.50 Preliminary correspondence re membership and terms of reference of Technical Committee. Memorandum circulated by Gill to members of TC 6 re possible activities for the new committee, 5 January 1973. Copies of correspondence sent to Chairman, A. Curran, and circulated to members for information. Dicd! Correspondence re arrangements for meetings, proposals put 3 pp. typescript draft by Gill forward for discussion. on 'Computer Trends'. Photocopies of correspondence received by Chairman andcirculated for information. D352 Records of meetings: 1973-75 1973-74 Munich, 2-4 April 1973. typescript prepared and circulated by Chairman. Gill's ms. notes and official Teddington, 17-19 September 1973. and Gill's ms. notes. Official typescript Chicago, 8-9 May 1974. ms. notes. Official typescript and Gill's Johannesburg, 4-8 November 1974. Gill did not attend this meeting. Official typescript. D.53 D.54 Lists of members. Technical Committee 6, Working Group 6.1 (International 1973-74 Network Working Group - INWG). Correspondence and papers re establishment of Working Group 6.1, its membership, terms of reference, meetings. Copies of reports sent to Gill for information. at meetings on 10 August and 15 September 1974. of reports by INWG. Gill's ms. notes taken Index D355 Technical Committee 6, Working Group 6.2 (International 1972, 1974 Information Networks). List of members, project description, papers leading up to and arising from formation of the Working Group, corres- pondence, Gill's notes taken at meeting of the Working Group, Stockholm, 9 August 1974. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 D.56 "Technical Committee 6: CCITT’. Al 1973 Correspondence and papersre possibility of IFIP affiliating with CCITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Consultative Committee). File includes photocopies of correspondenceand reports sent to Gill for his information and copies of question by CCITT Study Groups VII and A, 1973-76. D.57 ‘Technical Committee 6: Tariffs’. 1973 Correspondence and papers re proposal to form a Working Group on Tariffs: information collected from member countries, Gill's ms. notes, 2 pp. typescript of Gill's ‘Report of the Survey re Tariff Policies', 12 September 1973. should not be established. The report recommendedthat the Working Group D.58 File labelled 'Advice' containing misc. papers and proposals submitted to Gill for comment and/or support, requests for information, to participate in surveys and question- naires. Includes a proposal for numerical analysis by L. Fox, correspondence with D. Gaborre universal Computer language, correspondence with D. Michie re 'Tokyo-Edinburgh Dialogue’. 7 1969-71 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 E. Imperial College of Science and Technology, London Gill was Professor of Computing Science and Director of the Centre for Computing Automation from 1964-70. although their contents are very much inter-related. section jis yet available to readers. The files are left in Gill's original order None of the files in this Sce Ai6, A.9; ©.2,,€. 14> C.17, DB. 30, Dz35-D.38, F.2:and'G.7 for other files containing material related to Imperial College. Et Papers and correspondence re application to DSIR by H. Jones, Gill's inaugural lecture on 26 January 1965 on ‘Automatic Computing: its Problems and Prizes', administration of the Department, and re his move from Imperial College to Software Sciences Holdings Ltd. in 1970. E.2 Lectures at the College: - 1962, 1964-70 rj 2. Course on programming to first-year engineering students: ms. notes for series of 8 lectures. 21966 Course on artificial intelligence: ms. notes for lectures, bibliography, etc. 1970 3. Survey of programming techniques: brief notes for lectures. 1965-66 Es External lecture courses: 1. 2. Correspondence re proposed course on the application and development of computers to be given in November 1969- January 1970, Centre for Administrative Studies by a memberof the Imperial College staff. Correspondence re proposed course for Imperial Defence College and re Gill's tutorial supervision of student at IDC. 1969 1970 E.4 Submission of evidence to Committee of Enquiry into the Gover- 1970-71 nance of the University of London: correspondence and related papers. E.5 General correspondence re Imperial College: postgraduate programme, proposed Business School, relations with industrial research establishments. release announcing formation of 7090 Computing Centre in collaboration with IBM. Includes copy of press EG Gill's correspondence with former colleagues at Imperial College or re matters pertaining to the College. 1964-70 1964 1970-71 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 43 Ey '(Proposed) Regional Computer Centre’ 1965-66 In the spring of 1965 the Council for Scientific Policy and The Working Group met under the University Grants Committee set up a Working Group to under- take a full-scale review of the computer requirements of uni- versities and research councils. the chairmanship of Brian (now Sir Brian) Flowers and in July reported its recommendations, which were subsequently endorsed by the Government in December. tions was the establishment of regional computer centres at the Universities of London, Manchester and Edinburgh. this recommendation, Imperial College set up-a Computer Committee (with Gill acting as chairman) to provide proposals and estimates for the London Regional Centre to be located at the College. was eventually located in Bloomsbury. ) Oneof its more important recommenda- In response to (The Centre This file (E.7) includes papers relative to the work of that Committee and includes correspondence, draft proposals and papers, space and budget requirements, Gill's notes, minutes of meetings. E .8-E.10 Technical Co-ordination Committee (Computing) The University of London established this committee (of which Gill was a member) in February 1966, to advise its Joint Committee on Computing Facilities 'on the best means of securing co-operation and co-ordination, in the technical sense, between regional, Uni- versity and collegiate computing centres'. ordination Committee then set up, in May 1966, a Working Party on the Regional Centre 'to clarify the concept of the Regional Centre and its responsibilities and to report with recommendations ...' and a Working Group which was responsible for reporting on the technical merits of available equipment, and for formulating pro- posals for the detailed configuration to be installed at the Centre. Gill was a member of the Working Party and Chairman of the Working Group. The Technical Co- E.8 E.9 Correspondence, Gill's notes of meetings, proposals, drafts of papers, departmental memoranda, notes on the control of user time and on charging for computer time. 1966-67 Minutes for meeting of 21 February 1966. Committee papers for meetings of 29 April, 20 July, 5 October and 23 November 1966 and 8 February 1967. 1966-67 E.10 Miscellaneous printed papers and reports pertaining to the 1966-67 work of the Committee. Includes minutes and reports of the Working Party and newsletters of the University College London Computer Centre. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 45 F. Ministry of Technology/Department of Trade and Industry F.1-F.9 Ministry of Technology In the spring of 1966 Gill was appointed part-time consultant on computers In his note on his experiences at Mintech (F.9), to the Ministry of Technology. Gill wrote 'That [appointment] was under Mr. Cousins [Rt. Hon. Frank Cousins, Minister of Technology, October 1964-July 1966], who resigned shortly afterwards, and | continued under Mr. Benn [Rt. Hon. Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Minister of Technology, July 1966-June 1970] until | finally offered my resignation for com- mercial reasons at the end of 1969'. by Gill for the Minister in May 1968 of the various Mintech committees on which he had served and of their recommendations. F.4 contains a useful summary note prepared The files are in the order in which Gill left them; some (especially F.1-F.3) are very large, containing many drafts, committee papers, press-cuttings and other material compiled by Gill for his work. See also A.15, D.13, D.38 and G.27 for other files containing papers pertaining to Mintech. F.1 Computer Technical Policy Working Party 1965 Before Gill took up his official consultancy with the Ministry of Technology in the spring of 1966, he was broughtin fo serve as a memberof this Working Party, which had been established to forecast the type of large computer which would be needed in the 1970s so that the Ministry of Technology could formulate its policy on the direction in which computer technology should evolve. In his note to the Minister (F.4) Gill recalled that 'The Computer Technical Policy Working Party (subsequently known as the Large Computer Working Party), triggered off by the Anglo- French proposal of September 1965 [see D.34], met six times at weekly intervals, chaired by Mr. Maddock [leuvan (now Sir leuan) Maddock, Deputy Controller B 1965-67, Controller (Industrial Technology) 1967-71, Ministry of Technology]. All members worked enthusiastically, leading to a detailed report dated 29 December 1965, and to recommenda- tions for action.' The file includes correspondence, minutes for the meetings held between 5 November and 16 December 1965; lists of members; numerous papers prepared by members of the Working Party for dis- cussion and/or inclusion in the report (many of the drafts are annotated by Gill; the set includes his own contributions 'System Design in the Computer' and ‘Future Trends in Software'); copy of the Report. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 Pe2 ‘Computer Policy' 4b 1966 Gill's note (F.4) says of the period April-November 1966 that 'A fresh start was made by an informal group on computer policy meeting occasionally under Mr. Maddock. It resulted in a statement issued on 23 December 1966'. The file contains informal notes on this series of meetings; various drafts of the statement on computer policy (one is heavily annotated by Gill) and copy of the final version; related papers and documents; press-cuttings; correspondence, including several letters written by Gill to officials in the Ministries of Technology and Defence in response fo an article by Sir Solly Zuckerman in The Sunday Times, 20 February 1966 (copy enclosed in the file), with ensuing correspondence re use of computers by the military. The file also includes a copy of a ‘Report of the Ministry of Technology Working Party on Computer-Aided Design’ to which Gill contributed Appendix D, ‘Computer-Aided Design at Imperial College', but there is no record of the meetings (23 February-18 April 1966) of the Working Party which produced this report nor does Gill mention it in his note to the Minister. F.3 ‘Computer Policy Meetings' 1966-67 Asaresult of this meeting, the Joint Parliamentary The Minister chaired a meeting on computer policy on 27 January 1967 at which he called for a White Paper to appear in 1967. Secretary (Dr. Jeremy Bray) held a series of weekly meetings on computer policy with the Ministry's Computer Division and its computer advisers. The file contains papers for the meeting with the Minister on 27 January; minutes of the meetings with Dr. Bray (held between 9 February and 13 April 1967); Gill's notes; numerous documents and reports prepared for the meetings, many with Gill's annotations; correspondence; typescript note by Gill on 'Research and Development in Software and Hardware’, 6 February 1967. Gill wrote in his note to the Minister (F.4) 'Weekly meetings on computer policy were chaired by Dr. Bray. working papers, but no resulting document". There were many S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 47 F.4 Continuation of Gill's correspondence and papers re his 1967-69 consultancy at the Ministry. others): These include (among Third Draft of White Paper on Computer Policy (October 1967) sent to Gill for comment, with his reply 'l had hoped that after three years of the Ministry we could see something much more positive’. Letter from Gill to the Minister (20 May 1968) expressing his disquiet over 'the apparent lack of progress in the development of the Government's computer policy'. letter a note ‘Moves within the Ministry of Technology towards the formulation of a national computer policy, November 1965- May 1968! which provides a useful summary of the various groups and committees in the Ministry on which Gill served. Reply from P.M.S. Blackett and 3 pp. typescript reply from the Minister (19 June 1968), with Gill's comments and subsequent letter to the Minister, 20 June 1968. Gill appended to his Copy of "Industrial Investment. The Computers Merger Project, 1968' and copy of Hansard for 21 June 1968. In his comments on his experiences at Mintech (F.9) Gill wrote '... not only was | never consulted on the ICL merger but | was neverofficially informed of the proposal, and to learn what the Ministry had done | actually went to HMSO to buy my own copy of the White Paper’. Notes, correspondence, minutes re a meeting at the Ministry (20 January 1969) to discuss 'the overall development of data processing computer systems’. Copy of a two-part interview with Benn as published in the New Scientist, 6 and 13 June 1968. F.5 Correspondence with the Ministry in the spring of 1965 on various 1965 The file includes copy of paper by A. d'Agapeyeff fopics, e.g. software development, a proposed one-day ‘Seminar on Computer Technology in 1975', information films about computers, the need for standardisation in the computer industry, etc. "Advanced Computer Techniques Project. Some Considerations on the Support of Software Developments', 9 September 1965, and numerous articles and press-cuttings re the Ministry. These include a copy of an article by P.M.S. Blackett published in The New Statesman, 11 September 1964, 'Wanted: A Wand Over Whitehall’. Gill refers to this article in his comments on his experiences at Mintech (F.9). F.6 Papers and correspondence re a meeting at the Ministry (6 January 1966-67 1967) to discuss PL/I as a possible national programming language. Briefing notes supplied to Gill prior to the meeting. Letter from H. Zemanek of IBM enclosingfirst version of the PL/I definition (not in file) and asking for comments. §. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 Fit Fic Correspondencere Gill's resignation from his part-time consul t- ancy with the Ministry on his move from Imperial College to Software Sciences Holdings Ltd. Press reports of Benn's evidence to Sub-Committee 'D' of the Select Committee on Science and Technology, 4 May 1970. Notes and correspondence for a meeting with the Minister, 8 May 1970 (see also A.15). to meet with Real-Time Club (invitation declined). Invitation to Benn Copy of interview by Judith Bloor with Benn as published in Computing, 18 January 1973: copy of Gill's letter to Computing published in the 1 February issue of the maga- zine, under the heading 'Benn's former adviser lashes out'. Copy of report on 'Computer Industries Support Policies’, July 1971 (not by Gill). 'Mintech in Retrospect': two-part article by Sir Richard Clarke (Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Technology 1966- 70) published in Omega, vol.1, Nos.1 and 2, 1973. On pp. 155-156 of part II he discusses Mintech's support of ICL. Also in the file is a press-cutting reporting Sir Richard's appointment as chairman of the BSI's International Policy Panel, 1973. (See F.9 for Gill's comments on this article.) 48 1969-71, 1973 1973 mF ‘Managing Intervention. An Interpretation of the Mintech 1974-75 Experience’, draft of a paper (31 pp.) by Michael Beesley and Alan Mencher, 24 November 1974. Gill replied to Dr. Mencher on 14 March 1975 enclosing with his letter a 5 pp. typescript of comments on the paper and of his own reminiscences of his experience at Mintech. of the paper 'To me it conveys an impression of the activities and motivations of Mintech that agrees much more closely with my own experience than, for example, the account by Sir Richard Clarke published in Omega’. narrative provides an interesting autobiographical account of his efforts to influence the Ministry's policy on computing andan_ analysis of the reasons behind what Gill believed to be the Ministry's failure in the computer field. Gill wrote Gill's S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 49 F.10-F.12 Department of Trade and Industry (later Department of Industry) 3 files of correspondence and papers re governmental policy towards the British computer industry. On 20 July 1972 Gill wrote to the Minister for Industrial Development (Christopher Chataway) 'Although | am no longer an official adviser on computers, | would be happy at any time to give your Department whatever help | can on this very important subject’. F.10 Correspondence with Chataway re his evidence before the Select 1972-73 Committee on Science andTechnology (see also G. 14), 3 August 1972, and re points embodied in Gill's Software '72 speech (see G.21). Copy of Memorandum submitted by the Department to the Select Committee, August 1972, 4 pp. ms. draft by Gill of com- ments on the memorandum, typescript of 5 pp. second draft of comments, 25 October 1972. Correspondence with J.W. Nichols re Memorandum and re Computers, Systems and Electronic Requirement Board. Correspondence with other officials in the Ministry re general matters of computing policy. Correspondence and papers. Correspondenceincludes: 1973-74 Lengthy (5 pp.) letter re policies and activities of National Computer Centre submitted by Gill (15 November 1973) prior to his meeting with the Minister to discuss proposal that Gill become Director of the NCC; the offer was declined by Gill. Letters from Gill (March 1974) re possible participants for dis- cussion on computerpolicy and re ideas for development of a computer peripherals industry. File includes copy of note submitted by the Department of Industry to Select Committee on Science and Technology, June 1974, F.12 Correspondence with officials of the Department mostly on the 1973-75 Letters written by Secretary of State subject of software. for Industry (Benn) to Gill commenting on his address to the Royal Signals Institution (see B.5-B.9). Gill prior to his meeting at the Department on 3 December 1974 'to consider the problems of compatibility, standardisa- tion and co-ordination of developments in computer communi- cations'. and correspondence re subsequent meeting (6 March 1975) which Gill was unable to attend owing to ill health. Gill's notes of the meeting, draft minutes, papers Papers collected by S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 G Computer Policy G.1-G.2 National Computer Authority G.1 G.2 Correspondence, papers, comments and proposals re the estab- lishment of such an authority. File includes: - - - 'The Computer Industry’, 4 pp. paper by Christopher Strachey, 9 June 1964, and 2 pp. paper by Gill, 18 July 1964 responding to Strachey's ‘diagnosis’ and proposals (see also G.29). ‘Tentative plan for a national computer authority’, 5 pp. paper by Gill, September 1964, circulated for comment. Numerous lengthy letters exchanged with interested parties. Extensive correspondence exchanged with K.V. Roberts on the subject of a national computer policy. Copies of Roberts's papers ‘The Effect of Fast Data Links on Future Computer Policy’ (August 1963), 'Notes on Computing Policy’ (July 1966) and 'The functions of a national computing authority’ (published in Computer Bulletin, Vol.10, No.3, December 1966). See also F.2. Meeting with the Labour Parliamentary Science and Technology Group, House of Commons, 13 April 1965, to discuss computer policy, with special reference to a national Gill's ms. notes of the meeting, computer authority: correspondence, background papers re national data pro- cessing service. = G.3 Civil Evidence Bill Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor's Office and the Institute of Chartered Accountants re admissibility of statements produced by computers. BCS to submit a note of its views on theBill. Gill encouraged the = 1964-66 1965 1968 G.4 Computer Policy in Europe 1970, 1973- 74 Copy of Report of the European Communities Commission on 'Community Policy on Data Processing’ (21 November 1973) with extensive comments by Gill as expressed in a letter to the Director General for Industrial and Techno- File also includes a copy of 'A Proposal logical Affairs. for the Development of the Minicomputer Industry in Europe' by |.M. Barron and T.A. Margerison which Gill refers to in later correspondence with the Commission. Oneletter (1970) from Secretariat of Council of Europe re Sub-Committee on Data Processing of the Committee on Science and Technology. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 G.5 ‘Professionalism and Ethics' The papersin this file duplicate or relate to material located else- where in the collection, but have been kept together under the heading which In the autumn of 1974, Gill loaned these papers to a colleague Gill gave them. who was preparing an address on 'Professionalism'; a copy of the typescript draft All the papers listed below are for this address is included in the file (No.10). typescript or printed, with the exception of No.8 which is Gill's ms. Ts 2. ‘Control of Personal Information Bill’. ‘Note on the [British Computer] Society's Code of Conduct, Code of Good Practice and Syllabi’. 'Some Negative Social Side-Effects of Computer Techno- logy’ prepared by D.D. McCracken, for Open University Course on Computing and Computers. "Presidential Address to the British Computer Society’ 'The Future Role of the British Computer Society. for the President's Speeches re Tour of the Branches - May 1971'. Notes ‘Computer Qualifications in the United Kingdom’ by G.J. Morris and J. Southall (with ms. annotations by Gill). '‘Real-Time, 5', newsletter of the Real-Time Club. 'Notes for a talk to the US-Canada-UK cttee mtg. Atlantic City, May '72', Gill's ms. notes for this talk re the British Computer Society. 'Draft Broadcast Letter’ of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc., re project to develop system review manuals. 10. "Professionalism' by N.J. Lillie 5] 1971-74 1972 1972 n.d. 1971 1971 1973 n.d. 1972 n.d. 1974 Sie CSAC 57/1/78 52 G.6-G.17 Select Committee on Science and Technology G.6-G.Tl Sub-Committee 'D' of the Parliamentary Select Committee on When the date for the general election Science and Technology met for six months during the 1969-70 Session. was announcedfor 18 June 1970, the Committee had time only to authorise publication of the Minutes of Evidence and an accompanying volume of appendices. G.8-G.10 are files relating to an unofficial report by those members of the Select Committee who lost their seats in the election. G.11 is a copy of the report. After the election the Sub-Committee was reconstituted as Sub-Committee 'A' and continued to hear evidence and issue reports (G.12-G.17). Throughout the collection there are numerous references to the work of the Select Committee. The following files are itemised for ease of reference, but the list is by no means complete: D.5, D.10, F.7, F.10, F.11, G.19, G.22-G.26, H.4. G.6 ‘Memorandum of evidence to Sub-Committee 'D' of the Select 1970 Committee on Science and Technology' submitted by Gill, 24 March 1970: early typescript draft with requests for comment; typescript as submitted. Gill's evidence was published as Appendix 77 in Vol.II of the Select Committee's report; a photocopy of the version as published is included in the file. Correspondence with C. de Paula re contents and distribu- tion of Gill's memorandum and with member of the public re government's ‘Buy British' policy. Photocopy of minutes of evidence by members of the British Computer Society (A. d'Agapeyeff, Gill and E.L. Willey) on 11 March 1970. and D.10 for the evidence submitted to the Committee by the BCS in 1971 and 1973. See G.15 for press reports re this evidence 1970 G.7 ‘Computer Appreciation Course’ for members of Sub-Committee 1970-71 Booklet for each course containing synopses of 'D', held at Imperial College, 12 and 13 January 1970 and 1971. lectures, notes on speakers, programme. Ms. notes and typescript draft for Gill's contribution 'The Computer Industry. Computing Service Bureaux and the Software Industry’. Letter of thanks from Sub-Committee 'D' Chairman, Airey Neave. 5. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 53 Gre-G.11 '" Ghost" Sub-Committee D Report'. 1970-71 Three parliamentary members of the Select Committee (Eric Moonman, Eric Lubbock and Arnald Gregory) lost their seats in the General Election in June 1970. They decided to collaborate with specialist advisers in issuing an unofficial report 'commenting on the evi- dence assembled by the Select Committee’; this was published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd. in 1971 as British Computers and Industrial Innovation. 4 items: G.8 G.9 Correspondence re preparation of the book. Draft of Gill's contribution 'Telecommunications and the Computer Industry' with extensive comments by colleagues. Notes for meetings to discuss the book. Correspondence with Post Office official re his evidence to the Committee. ‘Anglo-American Symposium on the Computer Industry’, one-day conference, London, 19 April 1971, to launch the publication of the book. Copy of Gill's address ‘Wanted: a National Plan' with typescript summary for distribution to the press. Letter of thanks for the book. List of delegates. 1970 1971 G.10 Typescripts of other contributions to the book, some annotated by Gill. See G.8 for the related corres- pondence. G.11 Copy of British Computers and Industrial Innovation. 1970-71 G12 Correspondencere the work and findings of Sub-Committee 'A'. 1971-73 Includes: - Gill's comments on evidence presented to the Sub- Committee and his approval of its Reports, as expressed in his letters to A.M.S. Neave, Chairman. - Correspondence with Membersof Parliament. - Copy of Gill's letter to the editor of New Scientist (August 1972) replying to report by T. Dalyell on the need for public support of the British computer industry. Gil3 ‘Memorandum of Evidence submitted by Miles Roman Ltd.' to Sub-Committee 'A': typescript, with covering letter, January 1971 (see also H.4). 1971 ‘Memorandum by Dr. S. Gill, PA International Management 1973 Consultants Limited' to Sub-Committee 'A': typescript, with covering letter, March 1973. 5. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 54 G.14 Reports issued by the Select Committee: ie 2. 3. 4. "Research and Development Activities of the Department of Trade and Industry’, 2] July 1971. ‘The Prospects for the U.K. Computer Industry in the 1970's', 3 August 1972. Minutes of Evidence, The Rt. Hon. Christopher Chataway, MP, and Mr. I.T. Manley, 24 January 1973. Minutes of Evidence, Mr. T.C. Hudson, Mr. R.G. Cross, Mr. A.F. Edwards and Mr. E.S. Mack, 7 February 1973. G.15 G.16 Extensive file of press-cuttings re the work of the Select Committee. 1970-71 Onefile of correspondence re evidence presented by the 1971 Department of Education and Science, 20 May 1971, with specific reference to use of computers in schools and to extension of the Computer Board's terms of reference to include teaching in schools. G.17 Onefile of press notices issued by the Committee re meetings, reports, witnesses. 55 197] §. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 G.18-G.21 Software '71 and Software '72 Conferences G.18 'The State of the Art', opening address by Gill at Software '71 Conference, University of Kent, 5 July 1971: 2 type- scripts (one with ms. amendments), report for the press, preliminary correspondence in preparation for address, comments by others on draft, photocopy of speech as printed in conference proceedings. This speech, in which Gill 'called for a campaign to draw attention to the impending domination of Britain by American computers and software’, aroused much corres- pondence and commentin the press(file includes numerouspress reports of his talk) and was widely distributed. G.19 Correspondence received by Gill following his address. 197] Several letters enclose copies of correspondence with MPs, initiated in response to Gill's suggestion that a massive public campaign should be mounted to ‘break through the political soundbarrier'. Some of the letters also relate to the work of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Science and Technology (G.6- G.17). to whom copies of the address were distributed. File includes list of individuals and journals G.20 Conference programme, list of participants, abstracts of 1970-71 papers. G.2] 'The Present Outlook for Software in the U.K.', opening 1972 address by Gill at Software '72 Conference, University of Kent, 24 July 1972: typescript, press-cuttings re his address and re software development. Copy of Gill's letter to J.R. Pickin re software for minicomputers. (See also D.31 and F.10.) G.22-G.26 Press-cuttings re computer industry, with photocopies of speeches and reports. 5 files in date order: G.22 G.23 G.24 G.25 G.26 1965-70 1971 1972 1973 1974 Ss. Gill 57/1/78 G.27-G.35 Correspondence re computer policy (presented in date order) 56 1963-64 G.27 G.28 Correspondence with R.H.S. Crossman. File includes copy (annotated by Gill) of Harold Wilson's speech at Labour Party Conference, Scarborough, 1 October 1963 and 2pp. typescript of Gill's comments on that speech, prepared In his covering letter to Cross- at Crossman's request. man, Gill called it 'an inspiring speech and it was largely the reports of this speech that converted me from Liberal File also includes copies of correspondence to Labour’. exchanged between members of Labour Government and N. Sanders re British computer industry. Correspondence with B.V. Bowden re DSIR Advanced Computers =—-:1963 Techniques Project and re talkdelivered by Bowden to Institute of Directors, 12December 1963, on the general problems of automation. G.29 Correspondence with P.M.S. Blackett re research needed in 1964, 1965 the computer field (3 pp. letter from Gill on this topic). File includes copy of memorandum 'The Computer Industry’ by C. Strachey, sent to Blackett and Gill by the author. (See also G.1.) G.30 Correspondence with F.C. de Paula re wider use of computers in British Industry, de Paula's paper on national invest- ment in computer industry (with comments by Gill), commodity coding, National Computer Centre, etc. Memoranda, position papers, committee papers. 1965, 1968-69 G.3]1 Correspondence with David Price, M.P. re debate in House of 1968 Commons onBill dealing with computing. Correspondence with Sir Edward Playfair re his article 'The Edge 1968 of the Maelstrom' published in The Listener, 8 February 1968. Correspondence with Central Policy Review Staff (Director: 1970-71 Lord Rothschild) re British computer industry. copyofarticle by Nora Beloff (Observer, 18 July 1971) 'What the Rothschild think-tank thinks' with comments by Gill. File includes G.32 Correspondence with B.V. Bowden and D. Michie re computer 1971 crisis, sums of money needed, time-sharing installations, etc. G.33 One file of correspondence re computerpolicy. File includes 197] typescript of 'Computers and Politics, 1971-1984, A Pre- view', a satirical note by Gill published anonymously in the Computer Weekly, 25 March 1971. S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 57 G.34 One file of correspondence (both private and as published in 197] The Times) re editorial of 17 May 1971 called 'Keeping the Data Lines Open! and re report in Business News, 18 May 1971, of A. d'Agapeyeff's speech at British Computer Spciety. May. Other correspondents were R. Ingham, C. South- gate, A. d'Agapeyeff, C.T. Ross, M. Ashill. Gill's letter was published on 20 G.35 Correspondence with the Department of Trade and Industry and 1973-74 the UKAEA re amount of governmentsupport for aircraft, nuclear power and computer industries. Correspondence with Science Research Council re ‘paper symposium' onartificial intelligence with 4 pp. type- script of comments by Gill. Correspondence re Canadian government's policy of support for computers. Lengthy letter to G. Black re public switched digital data net- work, 24 October 1974. G.36 'Oxford and Cambridge Club’ (an informal group of computer 1971-73 specialists who had dinner meetings annually to discuss computerpolicy). 1971 1972 1973 minor correspondence. correspondence re dinner held at the LACES Centre, 18 July. Photographs. correspondence re meeting arranged by Gill for 4 July 1973 and re Royal Institution debate on 'Robots Haveno Future’ which the group attended before the meeting. $. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 H. Miles Roman 58 In 1970 Gill left the Chair of Computing Science at Imperial College to become chairman of Software Sciences Holdings Ltd., a division of the Miles Roman He remained with Miles Roman until the autumn of 1971 when Autonomics, group. the major subsidiary of Miles Roman, was forced to call in a receiver, a move which See G.23 for a full-page in turn brought about the collapse of the parent company. clipping from The Guardian of 30 November 1971 describing the history of Autonomics and Miles Roman and of the financial support from the City for the project. The material in this section is that arising from Gill's association with Miles Arrangement of the material is based on Gill's original his file headings are given in the handlist, the contents are Roman andits subsidiaries. filing classification; summarily noted and an indication is given of terminal dates. with a particular subsidiary (Autonomics, Software Sciences Holdings Ltd., Zeus- Hermes) while other files contain correspondence and papers documenting the firm's business contacts with various government departments (H.15-H. 21). Someofthe files deal H.1 H.2 H.3 H.4 H.5 H.6 H.7 H.8 H.9 H.10 H.11 Noneof the files in this section is yet available to ‘readers. Software Sciences - General: correspondence, report, briefing 1970-71 notes, annual report for 1970. Miles Roman: correspondence, memoranda, press-cuttings, notes 1970-71 of meetings, annual report for 1970, ms. notes by Gill. Autonomics (a subsidiary of Miles Roman): correspondence. 197] See also H.5 and H.10. Sub-Committee 'A': correspondence, drafts of memorandum 1970-71 of evidence. See also G.13. Lord Mountbatten: correspondence. Buckingham Palace: correspondence. See also G.36. Software Sciences Holdings Ltd.: correspondence. Milrom Contacts: correspondence. Kleinwort Benson Litd.: correspondence; also includes papers of Computer Steering Committee and Gill's report on Autonomics system (August 1971). 1970-72 1971 1969-73 1970-71 1970-72 Autonomics Launch (22 September 1970): invitations and replies. 1970 Computer Analysis '71: sample questionnaire form, corres- 1970-72 pondence, memoranda, press release, arrangements for publication by National Computer Centre, page proofs. H.12 Zeus-Hermes: correspondence, Gill's notes. 1971] S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 59 H.13 H.14 HulS H.16 H.17 H.18 H.19 H.20 H.21 International Computers Limited: correspondence, copy of Gill's 1971 letter to editor of Financial Times (July 1971) (see also C.42). British Broadcasting Corporation: correspondence. Proposal to the Post Office Corporation and to the Advisory Group on Data Transmission of National Economic Development Council: correspondence, copy ofproposal . 1971 1969-71 Government - Meetings and Liaison within Miles Roman: corres- 1970-71 pondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings. Government - Departments - General: correspondence, Gill's 1970-71 notes on meetings. Government - Civil Service Department: correspondence, 1970-72 memoranda, briefing notes. Government - Department of the Environment: correspondence, 1971 memoranda. Government - Department of Trade and Industry - General: correspondence, briefing notes, memoranda. Government - Department of Trade and Industry - Research Association: correspandence, briefing notes, memoranda. 197] 1971 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 I. Correspondence 60 Gill kept his correspondencein subject files - with the result that his Manyof the files as described in the other sections of the handlist are com- In addition to these subject files, however, letters (those sent and those received) are distributed throughout the collection according to topic. posed almost entirely of correspondence. Gill (and his secretaries) also maintained chronological files of carbon copies of all letters and memoranda that went out with his signature. from April 1969 to his death. several hundred carbons, but nevertheless they are not complete. note by Gill's secretary ‘This has been severely (but possibly incompletely) "pruned" (from 12 fat files’) ...' The folders are very extensive, most of them containing Attached to J.4 is a There are 6 such folders dating This chronological sequence of correspondence preserves an interesting record of the many different topics to which Gill addressed his attention during an ‘ordinary’ Thefiles also contain numerous carbons which do not appear elsewhere working day. in the collection, indicating that subject files were either destroyed, left behind on Gill's move from Imperial College or were passed on to colleagues for information. None of these files is yet available to-readers. I.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 April 1969-December 1969. January 1970-September 1970. October 1970-November 1971. November 1971-March 1975. October 1970-September 1971 (Software Sciences, Milrom, etc. only). 1.6 December 1970-April 1973. S. Gill 57/1/78 61 Index Adams, Charles W. Adams, John Frank Allen, Kenneth R. Allery, George Andersin, Hans Annan, Noél Gilroy, Lord Annan Argyris, John H. Arnth-Jensen, H. Ashill, Maurice C. Atkinson, B. V. Atkinson, William Reay Auerbach, Isaac L. Avebury, Lord (See Lubbock) Aylward, Ronald D. Baecker, Harry D. Baldock, William C. Ballard, R. A. Barker, H. Barker, Roy H. Barnard, George Alfred Barnes, Peter Barron, David W. Bemer, Robert W. Benjamin, Sidney Benn, Anthony Wedgwood Bennett, J. GG. W. Bennett, John M. Benzimra, B. J. Bernhart, Frank R. Best, D. Beveridge, Eric N. Bilham, A. C. G. Black, Gordon A.4, A.5, D.16 E.5 C.14 D.54 D.48 A.10 E.7, E.12 D.20 D.6, D.14, D.31 C.16 D.1, H.10 D.46 F.4 D.9, D.32, F.6 H.9 C.19, H.10 H.15 D.44 D.23 D.7, D.8 C.48, C.49 D.49 A.16 F.4, F.7, F.12 C.14 C.24 F.6 B.11 H.8 H.4, H.5, H.10 C.15 D.26, D.27, G.36 Ss. Gill 57/1/78 Black, J. OD. Blackall, Patrick M. Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart (Baron Blackett of Chelsea) Blakey, |. J. Bland, J. FF. G. Bligh, N. R. Bondi, Sir Hermann Bonnett, James H. Bonnor, W._ B. Boulton, David Bourne, John Wilfrid Bowden, Bertram Vivian (Baron Bowden of Chesterfield Boxer, Mark Boyce, G. H. Brandon, Richard H. Braun, G. Bray, Jeremy William Brett, Robert F. Bridger, M. Bright, R. OD. Broadbent, T. A. A. Brown, P. TT. S. Brownell, Scott Bryson-Haynes, D. Buchan, Alastair Francis Buckingham, Richard Arthur Buckley, W._ E. Burgess, J. Burney, Sir Cecil (Denniston) Burtsev, V._ S. Buxton, John N. Calder, Nigel David Ritchie Campbell, John 62 C.39 C.14 A.9, B.34, D.6, F.2, F.4, G.29 D.26, D.28 C.10 D.35 A.6 C.18 A.7 C.39 G.3 A.7, A.11, D.6, D.25, D.26, D.28, G.28, G.32, H.10 C.42 D.14 C.24 E.12 D.1, D.24, G.2 D.51 D.12 D.50 C.46 G.19 C..192 D.21 E.3 A.9 D.58 E.7 G.19 A.16 D.9, D.20 C.46, C.47 E.6 CSAC 57/1/78 63 Carey, Peter Willoughby F.11, G.31 Carr, John W. Catt, Robert A. Cerf, Vint Chataway, Rt. Hon. Christopher John Cherry, (Edward) Colin Clarke, Sir Richard Clementi, Air Vice-Marshall, Cresswell Montagu Cloot, Peter L. Cluff, Edward Cole, Roger Colin, Andrew J.T. Cooper, A. Ben Cooper, David C. Corfield, Sir Frederick (Vernon) Cottrell, Sir Alan (Howard) Coulouris, George F. Coulson, Charles Alfred Coulter, Alan W. Cowan, D. OD. Cowie, James B. Creamer, Amos Albert Crossman, Richard (Howard Stafford) Cundall, Clive M. Curran, Alexander d'Agapeyeff, Alex Dahl, Ole-Johan Dale, Geoffrey Daniels, A. Davies, AlunW. G. Davies, Donald W. Davies, Michael John A.4 C.14 D.51, D.54 F.10, F.11 Pot DZ, F.2 E.3 D.9, E.1, E.3, E.8 D.17 C.48 C.52, D.9 D.58 D.9 H.20 B.3, D.20 D.31, D.36, D.37, D.38 A.6 D.57 C.50 D.18 A.16, D.19 G.27 E.1 D.50, D.51, D.57 D.6, D.10, D.24, G.3, G.19, G.33, H.10 D.49 C.21, C.36 C.47 C.32 D.25, D.26, D.27, D.28, D.32, F.1, F.3, G.8 A.9, E.1, E.7, E.12 CSAC 57/1/78 Davis, George M. Dawson, D. A. E.6 A.6 Dean, Sir Maurice (Joseph) Fs1,/Hs2 de Ferranti, Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani B.1, 1, D.7, D.9, D.14, D.29, D.30, D.35, D.38, D.40, D.41, G.33, G.36 de Ferranti, Sebastian Basil Joseph Ziani D.48 Dell, Rt. Hon. Edmund de Paula, Frederic Clive Derry, Henry A. Dickens, CedricD. C. Dorodnicyn, A. A. Douglas, Alexander S. Duckworth, John Clifford Duncan, Fraser Dunnett, Sir (Ludovic) James Dunworth, John Vernon Durham, John Dyball, P. J. Eastwood, Sir Eric Edinburgh, H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Edwards, A. P. J. Egerton-Jones, Susan Eilon, Samuel Eldridge, Derek Elliott, William S. Ellis, William Epstein, Bernard Esterson, D. M. Evans, David J. Evans, Richard W. Fisher, Norman Florentin, John F.3 A.17, D.2, D.18, D.25, D.26, D.27, D.28, F.2, F.4, F.7, G.6, G.30, H.10 H.7 C.12, H.13 D.47 Cs12, D.8, E.5 D.41, G.1 D.17 D.43 Esl H.17 G.35 D.25 H.6 D.22 C.52 cE.) D.34 A.17, D.25, D.26, D.32, E.12, F.2, F.3, F.4, G.l H.16, H.18 D.18 C.16 G.18 B.9, D.25 C.48 C.52, C.53, D.9, D.17, D.31, D.36, D.37, F.6 CSAC 57/1/78 Flowers, Sir Brian (Hilton) Follett, Samuel Frank Ford, Sir Hugh Ford, Roger K. Forest, Robert B. Forrest, Michael L. N. Forsythe, J. M. Fortnam, A. Fossey, Nigel Fowler, John E. Fowler, (Peter) Norman Fox, Leslie Francis, Eugene A. Gabor, Dennis Gammon, Howard Garwick, Jan V. Gassman, Michael Gatehouse, John S. Gibson, David Gifford, Vernon Glennie, Alick E. Goodman, Richard H. Gordon, John K. Gotlieb, C. C. Gourlay, David E. Grant, J. A. Gray, Denis W. Griffiths, L. Haines, Peter C. Hall, J. A. P. Hall, Peter D. 65 D.18 H.16 E.13, H.8 H.3 G.19 A.10 C.16 D.25 A.16 E.1 H.1 A.6, C.47, D.9, D.47 D.58 D.33, D.58, H.2 A.16, C.17 D.8 H.2, H.4, H.7, H.11, H.16, H.20 C.41 G.19 C.19 C.48 C.10 D.42, H.18 D.14 D.25 D.9 C.35, H.8 A.16 H.1, H.16, H.19 C:9;.C.10 A.10, B.3, D.30, D.31, D.33, D.34, D.35, E.1, H.8, H.13 Halsbury, John Anthony Hardinge Giffard, Earl Halsbury A.13, D.6, G.l CSAC 57/1/78 Hardcastle, Anthony R. K. Hargreaves, B. JohnA. Harris, John Hart, B. J. L. Hartley, Sir Harold Harwell, Jack C. Hastings, A. James Healey, J. M. Heap, T. Hegelbach, J. Helms, Hans Jérgen Herbert, Roy Heselton, G. M. Hewitson, V._ S. Higman, Bryan Hindley, J. G. R. Holland, J.P. Holland-Martin, Admiral Sir Deric (Douglas Eric) Hopgood, F. R. A. Hopper, Grace Murray Hopps, Ralph L. Howe, M.S. Howell, David Arthur Russell Hughes, Philip A.B. Humby, Edward Idelson, Ivan V. Iliffe, John K. 66 C.35 C.27 G.19 B.1 G.19 C.18, G.2 G.8, G.9 G.35 C.10 D.57 D.20 C.47 D.7 D.17 C.49, D.9 A.16 D.35 C.12 B.4, C.50, D.23 D.1 H.8 C.14 H.18 D.25, D.26, D.27, D.28, D.29, D.56 C.52 H.8 D.36, D.37, H.13 Jackson, Willis (Baron Jackson of D.25, D.26, E.7, E.11, E.13, Burnley) James, Edward James, K. Ww. Jellicoe, George Patrick John Rushworth, Earl Jellicoe F.1 D.9, E.3 C.15 D.42 CSAC 57/1/78 67 Johnson, D. J. Jonas, N. Jones, Harry Jukes, John Andrew Kamber, O. J. Kassler, Michael Keeble, Thomas Whitfield Keeling, (Cyril) Desmond (Evans) Keer, J. A. Kellaway, F. W. Kelley, P. TT. F. Ceo D.28 E.1 H.19 C.17 D.48 D.14 C.16 D.13 C.11 D.54 Kendall, Sir Maurice (George) D.25, G.19 King, Peter J. H. Kirstein, Peter T. Kleinwort, Sir Cyril (Hugh) Kovalevsky, V. A. Lam, Martin Philip Lashmar, Charles Laski, John D.9 B.5, D.27 Gil9, H.? D.47 F.12 H.14 D.32 Laver, Frederick John Murray A.16, C.40, D.14, F.2, Lavrov, S. S. Lawes, Glen R. Layton, Hon. Christopher Walter Lebedev, S.A. Leeds, Peter J. A. Leicester, C. S. Leveson, Joseph H. Lewis, Jean Lillie, Norman J. G.36 A.11 A.16 G.4 A.16 H.1, H.7 C.40 C.12 G.19 G.5 Limerick, Patrick Edmund Perry, Earl Limerick Lindley, Dennis Victor Linstead, ‘Sir (Reginald) Patrick Llewelyn, Arthur I. Lloyd, lan Stewart H.9 A.10 E.1, E.7, E.11 D.28, E.1, F.3 G.19 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 68 Logan, Sir Douglas (William) A.9, E.7, E.8, E.12 Lubbock, Eric Reginald, Lord Avebury Ludley, John H. McDonald, Eric MaclInnes, Keith G. McIntosh, A. W. McLean, L. V. McLimont, David W. McQuaker, Ronald J. Maddock, Sir levan Makins, Roger Mellor, Lord Sherfield Malik, Rex Manley, Ivor Thomas Margerison, Thomas Alan Marko, H. Mason, Basil John Massey, Sir Harrie (Stewart Wilson) Mather, (David) Carol (MacDonell) Maxwell, (lan) Robert Mayer, Jean Mead, Sir Cecil Meeker, lan Melrose, J. A. Merren, W. J. R. Merriman, James Henry Herbert Meyer, Sir Anthony John Charles Michie, Donald Middleton, Peter E. Mingaye, H. W. F. Moonman, Eric Morgan-Witts, Max Morris, D. Morris, Graham J. A.13, G.8, G.12, G.16, G.18, G.19, H.1, H.3, H.4, H.6, H.16, H.20 D.28 A.9 A.10 D.27, H.15 A.4 D.51 C.40 D.16, D.37, F.1, F.2, F.7 H.10 D.2 6.27 H.3 D.51 H.8 A.10, A.11 A.13, G.12, G.19 G.1 B.13 D.30 D.6 H.7 C.25 D.2, D.25, D.27, G.8, H.15 D.45 D.9, D.28, D.58, G.19, G.32, G.36 E.3 D.50 G.8, H.4, H.11 C.26 D.9 G.]1 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 69 Morrison, Sir Nicholas (Godfrey) D.19 Mountbatten of Burman, Earl, Admiral of the Fleet Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten A.17, D.7, D.48, H.5 Mountford, P. R. Munns, J. George W. Murphy, Brian M. Murray, Brian Mutch, E. N. C.17 G.1 G.]1 F.11 D.9 Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield F.7, G.7, G.12 Needham, Roger Newby, William J. Newman, Maxwell Herman Alexander Niblett, G. B. F. H.3 H.2 A.17 C.40 Nichols, John Winfrith de Lisle D.16, F.7, F.10, F.11 Nicholson, John F. Nielsen, Oswald Nordanholt, Stephen G. W. Novy, H. J. Oakley, Brian W. O'Beirne, Thomas H. O'Brien, Leslie Osmond, (Stanley) Paul Ovenden, J. #H. Packham, Donald |. Page, E. S. Page, Sir Harry (Robertson) Pease, Rendel Sebastian Pederson, Carlton A. Pengelly, R. Michael Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendred Percivale, A. Perella, Malcolm A. Perlis, Alan J. Perry, Gerald H. G.8 A.5 E:6 A.6 H.20 D.6 D.2 D.18, H.8 C.16 C.35, F.10 D.9 H.8 H.1 A.5 C.28 E.1, H.10 E.8 Cl? A.5 D.54 CSAC 57/1/78 Petch, Sir Louis Phipps, Michael Pinkerton, John M. M. Pitteway, M. L. V. Playfair, Sir Edward (Wilder) Plumbe, J. Michael Porter, Sir George Price, David (Ernest Campbell) Price, Victor E. Puri, S. S. Radley, P. J. Ralston, Anthony Ramabhadran, S. Raphael, A. J. Redfern, Philip Redman, W. John Reeves, Colin M. Reiners, William Joseph Renshall, J. M. Rice, R. W. F. Richmond, John Rivington, Christopher T. Robens, Alfred (Lord Robens of Woldingham) Roberts, Keith V. Robertson, James Robinson, Arthur Alexander Rock Carling, F. Rolle, Michael Rose, George Roskell, Hugh Ross, Charles T. 70 D.19 G.16 D.31, F.1 D.9 A.9, A.17, D.45, E.5, G.31, H.8 D.1, D.8, F.6 C.17 G.31 D.30 D.58 A.10 C.44 C.33 D.13 H.8 C.52, C.53 D.8, D.9 D.44 G.3 H.1 C.28 C.49, C.50, C.51 H.8 G.1 D.19 E.8 D.37, F.5 B.13 C.16 C.20 D.2, D.25, D.26, D.27, D.40, H.2, H.4, H.5, H.7, H.12, H.16, H.19 Ross, Douglas T. D.49 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 71 Ross, S. S. Rowe-Evans, A. Rumens, T. R. Russell, Lawford J. Ryan, W._ S. Ryland, Sir (Albert) William (Cecil) Sadler, Richard F. Salam, Abdus Salancik, Gerald Salter, Lionel Samet, Paul A. Sammet, Jean E. Sandewall, Erik Scarrott, Gordon G. Scatcherd, Marian Scholes, J. F. M. Schreiber, Mark Shuldham Seaton, Michael John Selwyn, J. B. Sem-Sandberg, Sverre €,15 E.8 D.42 C.16 D.19 D.25 C.49, C.50 A.11 D.58 C.38 C.41, C.46, D.8, D.9, D.21, E.8 D.49 D.47 D.30, D.36, D.38 D.8 F.1 D.45 A.10 C.14 D.50 Shackleton, Edward Arthur Alexander, Lord Shackleton of Burley D.19, H.11 Shepherd, R. F. Sherfield, Lord (See Makins) Sidebotham, Eric Sinden, John Singh, Basant Smith, S. H. Smythe, Clifford Anthony (Tony) Southgate, Colin G. Spain, Stephen William Sparkes, Stanley Robert Spiers, M. Stahl, Monica Ee H.1] C.45 D.58 F.1 C.18 H.7, H.16, H.20 H.18 E.1, E.6 F.3 D.57 CSAC 57/1/78 72 Stamper, Ronald K. Stanbridge, Air Vice-Marshall Brian Gerald Tivy Stark, G. M. Stephens, R. W. B. Strachey, Christopher Sumner, F. H. Sutcliffe, A. Swann, Bernard B. Swire, Brian E. Tanaka, Richard |. Tattersall, A. Taylor, Brian R. Taylor, Frank E. Taylor, Peter R. Thomason, J. Gordon Thompson, Gerald Francis Michael Perronet Thompson, T. Raymond Throsby, Peter Thwaites, Bryan Tocher, Keith D. Tomlin, Roger P. Tovell, J. R. Travers, David S. Trotter, J. E. Turski, Wladyslaw M. Ubbelohde, Alfred Rene John Paul Uiting, K. G. van der Veer, G._ OD. van Straubenzee, William Radcliffe Vine-Lott, K. M. Walker, C. R. Wall, F. T. Wall, Sir John (Edward) Westcott, John Hugh E..3 G.35 O «12 s11l, G.29 38 48 A Y D T A T F r U O m M m M U O 0 N O U o 4r 46 Ll 30 41 . 38, H.20 H A O m M m M A r U q N d u v o r .12, D.21 12 21 Al .25, D.26 .1, H.16 .38, D.46, D.49 O E.4 G.6 D.51, D.57 G.16 G.19 D.19 A.5 D.25 E.1 S. Gill CSAC 57/1/78 73 Wheeler, Peter Wheldon, Huw White, David G. White, Donald Whitehead, Peter Whitfield, Agnes Whittaker, John T. Whyte, John Stuart Wilkerson, John P. C. Wilkes, Maurice Vincent Willett, Comdr. William (Basil) Willey, Ewart L. Williams, M. Williams, P. B. B. Williams, Rt. Hon. Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Willmott, A. John G.19 H.14 D.30, D.32 G.36 C.19 G.19 D.17 A.16 H.7 A.9, A.17, C.25, C.44, C.51, D.9, D.11, D.49 H.6 D.17 D.50 D.21 D.22 E.1 Wilson, Christopher M. D.30, G.19, H.13 Wilson, David W. Wofsey, Marvin M. Wood, Derick Wood, F. Wood, Jill Woodford, Walter F. S. D.44 C.17 C52 H.18 C.30 D.14 Wormal, W. Gerald C233, £.6 Wren- Lewis, John Wysock-Wright, Christopher R. W. Yearsley, Ronald B. Young, Andrew Youngs, J. W. T. Zemanek, Heinz D.58 D.21 C.24 C.8 A.5 C.43, D.46, D.49, F.6 Zuckerman, Solly, Lord Zuckerman of Burnham Thorpe F.2