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Tom Kilburn

TOM KILBURN 
1921 - 2001 

He co-invented the world's first ever 
stored-program computer. He wrote its first 
program in June 1948 while travelling 
from this station to Manchester University 
where he became Britain's first Professor 
of Computer Science from 1960 to 1981. 
Born and raised in Dewsbury, he 
attended the local Wheelwright 
Grammar School.

 


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