Here are a few interesting historical insights:

  1. Royal visit by Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh  (as part of Essex University’s 40th Anniversary celebrations) who are shown here viewing the Intelligent Environments Group research
  2. Prof Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Inventor of the World Wide Web) visiting Essex University’s Intelligent Environments Group (IEG) pictured here being shown the (then) next wave of Internet-of-Things including network robots and cameras (netCam) which were all new developments at that time.
  3. History of the Essex Intelligent Environments Group
  4. History of robotics at Essex University
  5. TACTIC – in 1996 Wivenhoe became the first town in Europe (and second town in the world) to go onto the World-Wide-Web as part of a collaborative project with Essex University (TACTIC) to enable local government, business and society to benefit from the, then, newly emerging Internet.
  6. netCam – a 1993  Essex University spin-off a company
  7. MRT –  A market and social research tablet (said to be the first application-specific computing device in the world) manufactured and marketed by Ferranti based on University of Sheffield research and technical expertise.
  8. SAS – A software engineering tool (requiring hardware engineering expertise) to measure dynamic software complexity in microprocessors.
  9. CSf – The early history of the Creative Science Foundation
  10. Boscombe Down – The Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment where I first worked
  11. Sheffield University Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering –  I started on a B.Eng degree in this department in1974/75, these are some pictures of students on my intake (if you were one of those students, get in contact).
  12. Celtic-Connections – a short history of the Celtic history of Colchester and surrounding region.
  13. Wivenhoe (aka ‘The Hoe’) – a small set of images and brief description of Wivenhoee, a picturesque waterside town in the East of England (plus a discussion on the origins of the name Wivenhoe!).
  14. Vic’s Pre-2013 Web pages (not maintained, so these will be out of date)