2. A note from Harry Whitfield (NCL, NUMAC)

posted Sep 13, 2010, 2:52 PM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 7:13 AM ]
From: Harry Whitfield
Date: September 13, 2010 4:23:51 PM EDT
To: Jeff Ogden
Subject: Re: MTS Wikipedia article and new archive.michigan-terminal-system.org Web site


The first Director of the Computing Laboratory at Newcastle upon Tyne was Dr Ewan S. Page.

This is taken from the School of Computing Science website:

"The School's origins can be traced back to January 1957, when Durham University at King's College Newcastle created a Computing Laboratory and appointed Dr Ewan S. Page as its first director in January 1957. In 1963 King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and in 1992 the Computing Laboratory became the Department of Computing Science (responsible for teaching and research) and the University Computing Service (responsible for the provision of computing services, consultation and guidance to academic and research staff throughout the University)."

Ewan Page was also the first Director of NUMAC and preceded me as the first Professor of Computing and Data Processing.

He left Newcastle to become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading.

I became Director of the Computing Laboratory, Director of NUMAC and Professor of Computing and Data Processing in January 1980. I held the first two positions until 1992 when the Computing Laboratory was split.

Elizabeth Barraclough then became the Director of the University Computing Service until her retirement.

See: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/congregations/assets/documents/Citation-ElizabethBarraclough.pdf

Kind regards,


Emeritus Professor Harry Whitfield, School of Computing Science,
University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.