Roger at work


This is Roger Broughton in his office circa 1982. He started at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Computing service department in 1967 at the same time that Claremont Tower was opened. He retired in 2002. For 32 of the 35 years he was the Operations Supervisor of the sub-basement computer room which was three floors below ground level. His office was two floors below ground.

Behind him is an IBM 3270 Terminal, this was connected to an IBM System 370 Model 168
Michigan Terminal System.

Behind that is the front panel of the IBM System 360 Model 67.

SB14 Floor Plan
This is a floor plan of the Sub-Basement Computer Room.
It was designed in the early 1960's to accommodate two mainframe computers.

It was here that he, along with others, squirrelled away bits of computers, over 40 years,
that became the collection of computing artefacts.