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A collection of portraits of individuals featured in the Archives of IT (AIT) interviews.


Archives of IT is a charity that aims to inspire and inform future professionals through a collection of interviews with leading people associated with the UK IT and Telecommunications industry from its beginnings to the present day. AIT's vision is for the archive to help understanding of the huge impact IT has had in shaping our society, to encourage the study of IT, and inspire interest in careers in the sector.


The interviews can be accessed here:
https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/

4 artworks
  • Professor Michael Earl, Last Dean of Templeton College, University of Oxford

    https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/professor-michael-earl/


    Michael Earl is Emeritus Professor of Information Management and Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College and of Harris Manchester College.


    Michael’s expertise is in the management of IT and strategic management. His current and recent work has been on IT in post-merger integration and on rethinking information as a strategic resource.

    Professor Michael Earl, Last Dean of Templeton College, University of Oxford 2008
    Vivienne Jane Francis (b.1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 81 x W 61 cm
    Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
    Professor Michael Earl, Last Dean of Templeton College, University of Oxford
    © the artist. Photo credit: Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

  • Dame Stephanie Shirley (b.1933)

    https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/dame-stephanie-shirley/


    Dame Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley was born in 1933, in Germany. The daughter of a Jewish judge who was pushed out of office when the Nazis came to power in 1933. In 1939, Steve and her sister left Vienna on the Kindertransport and came to England.


    In the 1950s, Steve worked at the Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill. In 1959, she moved to CDL Ltd, designers of the ICT 1301 computer. In 1962 she founded software company Freelance Programmers, later F-International.


    The Shirley Foundation is a charitable trust founded by Steve to support and fund research.

    Dame Stephanie Shirley (b.1933) 2011
    Saied Dai (b.1958)
    Oil on gesso panel
    H 120 x W 75 cm
    Balliol College, University of Oxford
    Dame Stephanie Shirley (b.1933)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Balliol College, University of Oxford

  • Professor Peter Kirstein (b.1933), CBE, FREng, DSc

    https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/peter-kirstein-cbe/


    Peter Kirstein is a British computer scientist. He is often recognised as the father of the European Internet. Professor of Computer Communications Systems at UCL in London, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. In 2003 he was awarded the Postel Award by the Internet Society, and in 2006 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

    Professor Peter Kirstein (b.1933), CBE, FREng, DSc 2004
    Marcinkevicius Vilmantas (b.1969)
    Oil on canvas
    H 98 x W 69 cm
    University College London
    Professor Peter Kirstein (b.1933), CBE, FREng, DSc
    © DACS 2021. Photo credit: University College London

  • Ewan Page

    https://archivesit.org.uk/interviews/ewan-page/


    Ewan Page is a British academic and computer scientist, and among many other things the former vice-chancellor of the University of Reading.

    Ewan Page 1990
    Paul Brason (b.1952)
    Oil on canvas
    H 120 x W 120 cm
    University of Reading Art Collection
    Ewan Page
    © the artist. Photo credit: University of Reading Art Collection