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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
MEEK, Brian Lawrence (1934-1997)
Created [1955-1997]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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).

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

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

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Feb 2000, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Computer science
  • Educational evaluation
  • Elections
  • Electoral systems
  • Examinations
  • Information sciences
  • Internal politics
  • Student evaluation

Personal names

  • Meek, Brian Lawrence, 1934-1997, Computer scientist

Corporate names

  • British Computer Society
  • British Standards Institution
  • International Standards Organisation
  • King's College London College Archives

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