The Launch Event contained a Degree Ceremony. The four honorary degrees were conferred by the Chancellor of the University of Manchester, The Lord Flowers, and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Harris presented the honorary graduands.
The Vice-Chancellor Introduces the Ceremony
2 The Candidates Await their Degrees
3 Chris Burton Receives his Degree
4 Tom Kilburn Receives his Degree
5 Sebastian de Ferranti Receives his Degree
6 Michael Brady Receives his Degree
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Harris presented the honorary graduands.
Lord Flowers is seated.
Left to Right are Mike Brady, Sebastian de Ferranti, Tom Kilburn and Chris
Burton, with University official who marshalled the ceremony.
Chris Burton receives his Honorary Master of Science Degree from Lord Flowers. Chris Burton was in charge of the project to build the Baby Replica.
Note (see photo) that Chris Burton did not
have to beamed over the satellite link
to get his degree! There was time for him dash over from the Science and
Industry Museum and change before the degree ceremony!
Tom Kilburn receives his Honorary Doctor of Science
Degree from Lord Flowers.
Sebastian de Ferranti receives his Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Lord
Flowers. Sebastian de Ferranti is a former chairman of Ferranti Ltd., with whom
the Manchester computer group had such a long and fruitful partnership, from
1948 until the Ferranti mainframe computer interests were taken over by ICT
(then ICL) in the mid-60s.
Michael Brady receives his Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Lord Flowers.