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MEEK, Brian Lawrence (1934-1997)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP55
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: MEEK, Brian Lawrence (1934-1997)
Date(s): Created [1955-1997]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 15 boxes or 0.15m3
Name of creator(s): Meek | Brian Lawrence | 1934-1997 | computer scientist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 7 Oct 1934; educated at Northgate Grammar School for Boys, Ipswich, 1945-1953, and King's College London, 1953-1956; BSc in Mathematics, 1956; MSc, 1959; Tutorial Student, Mathematics Department, King's College London, 1957-1958; Assistant Lecturer, 1958-1961; Lecturer, Leeds University, 1961; Head of Computing Unit at Queen Elizabeth College London, at the time of its merger with King's College London in 1985; subsequently Deputy Director of the Computing Department at King's College London; active on international computing standards bodies; died 11 July 1997.

Publications: Algol by problems (McGraw-Hill, London, 1971); Using computers with Simon Fairthorne, (Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1977); Fortran, PL/1 and the Algols (Macmillan, London, 1978); editor of Guide to good programming practice with P M Heath, (Ellis Horwood, Chichester, c1980); editor of Programming language standardisation with I D Hill, (Ellis Horwood, Chichester, and Halsted Press, New York, 1980); Guides to computing standards: No.15 Programming languages (1981); general editor of User needs in information technology standards with C D Evans and R S Walker, (Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1993).


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, reports, agendas and minutes of the International Standards Organisation (ISO), 1977-1997, mainly on information processing systems and programming languages; correspondence and papers concerning the British Standards Institution, the 'Allvey Project', IBM Rauf Book, and the British Computer Society; past examination papers for BSc, 1955-1970, 1980-1987; computer programming publications; Meek's articles on computers and programming; notes on the Single Transferable Vote in elections; pamphlets on automated voting systems; photographs.

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System of arrangement:

Grouped according to International Standards, British Standards, examination papers, publications, notes on various analyses, and photographs.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Finding aids:

Detailed handlist available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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