Skip to main content

Celebrating 50 years of Computer Science

Celebrating 50 years of Computer Science

  • Date23 May 2018

Created in 1968, the Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary; we are one of oldest computer science departments in the world.


Fifty years is a long time for a department of Computer Science. During this period, we have witnessed major advances in our discipline, to which we have made significant contributions.

During 2018, we will be organising a range of activities that celebrate not just the Department but Computer Science as a whole:

  • January 13–14: Royal Hackaway, our first Hackathon organised by our student-led Computing Society

Related topics

Explore Royal Holloway

Get help paying for your studies at Royal Holloway through a range of scholarships and bursaries.

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved at Royal Holloway. Discover new interests and enjoy existing ones.

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start.

Whether you need support with your health or practical advice on budgeting or finding part-time work, we can help.

Discover more about our 21 departments and schools.

Find out why Royal Holloway is in the top 25% of UK universities for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Royal Holloway is a research intensive university and our academics collaborate across disciplines to achieve excellence.

Discover world-class research at Royal Holloway.

Discover more about who we are today, and our vision for the future.

Royal Holloway began as two pioneering colleges for the education of women in the 19th century, and their spirit lives on today.

We’ve played a role in thousands of careers, some of them particularly remarkable.

Find about our decision-making processes and the people who lead and manage Royal Holloway today.