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60th Anniversary Of Computing In Glasgow

EDM number 6 in 2017-18, proposed by Patrick Grady on 21/06/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education and Information technology.

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

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady21/06/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan21/06/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
21/06/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss21/06/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald21/06/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon22/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens22/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
26/06/2017Glasgow North EastLabourSigned
Martyn Day26/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Julian Lewis26/06/2017New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick27/06/2017Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Brendan O'Hara27/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/07/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant04/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell04/07/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray04/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins06/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/07/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned

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