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I came across this rare photo today, of selected fifth-formers (1965-66) who got "volunteered" to trial a programmed learning scheme for BICC. I recall that this was the unexpected follow-up test we were called in for. The photo was the only tangible reward for our labours at the time, since the training manual was for programmers of the firm's new computer, in a language called "CLEO" (Clear Language for Expressing Orders, for those interested in computer archaeology). It would be several years I think, before any of us had contact with even an electronic calculator. It may bring back to some, memories of the old (smaller) Physics lab (Room 7?), which was at the time the form room of 5R, four of whom are pictured at the rear bench.

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