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- Papers donated by Joan Howlett on the death of Jack Howlett, the only Director of the Atlas Computer Laboratory through its life;
- Archival material kindly provided by Trevor Amos, Oliver Atkin, Jim Austin, John Baldwin, Alex Bell, Paul Bryant, Bob and Jan Conrod, Jitze Couperus, Nigel Diaper, David Duce, Alan Francis, David Green, Jim Hailstone, Jack Howlett, Garry Hunt, Nero Knowles, Dik Leatherdale, Victoria Marshall, John McKay, George Michael, Robbie Roberts, Ken Robinson, Brian Spoor, Jim Stewart, Brian Sutcliffe, Eric and Judy Thomas, Brian Wichman, Bill Williams, Rob Witty and others;
- Artefacts from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, or donated by alumni.
- (14 May) Eric Thomas died peacefully in his sleep this morning. He was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw last year. Keith Jeffery wrote: Eric was "Atlas" through and through, both personally (his marriage) and professionally, of which a few instances were his early work on the front-end Sigma2, his work in user support, onto work on office automation, being in the team rescuing the finance system (which sadly coincided with his heart attack) and, finally, as my "right hand man" managing all the finances for the department. Whenever one of the management team suggested anything somewhat adventurous, Eric would suck through his teeth (like builders or plumbers do) indicating that it was not advisable! His abilities in mathematics and logic were well-balanced by his interests including music and other cultural pursuits. I am very sorry to hear of his sufferings with cancer; hopefully he now has found peace. Ken Byrd wrote: I am so sad to here that dear Eric has passed on. I had the great privilege of working with him for some time and actually he taught me a great deal for which I was truly grateful. RIP dear Eric and may God Bless you. Stevie Woodward wrote: Such sad news re Eric... At least he was home and with family. I remember he had a wicked sense of humour and he was interesting to chat to. Condolences to his family on their loss. Victoria Marshall wrote: Eric's legacy lives on in the Atlas photos. At so many celebratory events, Eric can be seen with a big smile on his face and a wineglass in his hand. You know it must have been a good party if Eric was there!
- (1 January onwards) Beginning of an incremental refresh of the website; pages now managed using a database
- Martin Lambie-Nairn has died; he worked with Tony Pritchett on the original ident for Channel 4.
- (September onwards) Many changes to fix broken links
- (16 January) Bill Trowbridge has died
- (26 July) Many updates from documents donated by Rob Witty
- (1 January) Revamped the ACL/Associates/Permanent page to include on-site as well as off-site memorials pages
- (18 November) Ann Jaroslawska has died
- (10 October) Mike Jane has died
- (10 September) Prof RF (Bob) Churchhouse CBE KSG died peacefully on 27th August 2018, after a short illness
- (29 June) Added PDP15, information about users of Atlas, proceedings of Computer Chess (May 1973), W3C Offices 10th anniversary, papers from Iain Duff
- (23 February) Added High Performance Computing at the Atlas Centre, a biography of Leslie Fox, and the 1000th issue of Computer Weekly from 13 February 1986 containing photos from the Atlas Lab
- (18 December) Revamped structure of site admin pages and photos on top page; added Bob Hopgood bio and UAIDE contents pages
- (14 November) Updated Susan Hockey page to include "Computing in the Humanities" from the ICL Technical Journal, November 1979
- (11 November) Doug House has died after a long illness
- (10 October) They Took a Chance: Susan Hockey and Julianne Nyhan Skype interview published by Springer
- (22 September) Goodbye to Tony Pritchett, creator of the Flexipede, who died very suddenly a few weeks ago
- (18 September) Catalogue and ACL/Literature/Other sections updated to include newly scanned documents
- (17 September) FRAH updated the /ACL/Applications/COCOA chess graphics to accommodate new web standards
- (28 August) Tony Pritchett (creator of The Flexipede) has died very suddenly, at home
- (End of August) Sue Ward has died after a long illness
- (End of August) John Lewis, one of the "Sussex Chemists" has died after a long illness; this was a few weeks after celebrating his 72nd birthday and golden wedding anniversary
- (14 April) Added image license terms, 1906A Reference Manual, Chris Eilbeck animations
- (28 January) PLAYSD manual updated (with thanks to John Buckle); TASK manual added
- (14 January) Added PLAYSD manual to ALC/Literature/Manuals
- (25 November) Updated ACL graphics and animation sections to include newly-digitised cine films
- (3 October) Updated SC4020 section to include UAIDE 1970 conference proceedings
- (8 September) Updated ACD/Literature: Contouring, 3D Histograms, Starlink SGS
- (8 September) Updated Inf/Eng: Electromagnetics/TOSCA article, GVN issue 50
- (8 September) Updated CCD: GKS User Guide, PLUTO78 manual, Network News
- (13 August) Created https://www.facebook.com/chiltoncomputing
- (25 July) Alex Bell has died; he had been suffering from heart problems. He had returned from Australia to live near Telford
- (20 May) Added Baylis/Control Data proposal for a STAR Computer System to ACL/Literature/Minutes/SRC ACC
- (20 May) Added Hopgood/Bell paper on library facilities of the Atlas Algol Compiler to ACL/Applications/Algol
- (20 May) Added Hailstone/Athawes paper about Opscan/Optical Mark Readers to ACL/Literature/Reports
- (20 May) Hollerith Type 555 section enhanced in ACL/Literature/Early history
- (20 May) Added copy of Expressing it in Numbers: A Personal Memoir -- Part 2 by Bill Trowbridge
- (20 May) Added papers on history of magnet design to ACD/ICF/SIGS
- (14 April) Added Alan Kay's 1970 PhD thesis 'The Reactive Engine' to Inf/Literature/Books/Window Management/Bibliography.
- (8 March) Added visit by Tony Pritchett photos.
- (4 March) Added Transputer Initiative photos.
- (25 November) Rewired Hartran section; added Paul Bryant/ICF photos.
- (30 October) Various updates to Atlas applications, literature and technology.
- (29 September) Added RSA 1997 and 1998 to CISD/Literature.
- (15 September) Added Bart Fossey obituary and "Science Now" recording about DataGlove.
- (1 August) Bart Fossey has died after a short illness.
- (25 July) Gill Keats/Beckwith has died after a long illness. After leaving Atlas, she and her husband Ted moved to Australia, then to Spain to be near her daughter. Many people will remember Gill as the 'front desk' face of Atlas for many years.
- (26 June) Cooke-Yarbourough paper, including Dekatron
- (26 June) Letter re acceptance tests
- (26 June) Further details on 1962 seminar
- (25 June) Conference "Application of Computers" Nottingham 15-19 September 1958
- (25 June) Proceedings "Automatic Digital Computation," NPL 25-28 March 1953
- (19 June) Conference "High Speed Automatic Calculating-Machines" Cambridge 22-25 June 1949
- (26 May) W3C UK Office newsletters 1998-2006