A timeline of the history of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
The London Computer Group merges with an association of scientists to become the British Computer Society Ltd.
BCS is granted charitable status.
BCS receives its Armorial Bearings, including shield and crest.
HRH the Duke of Kent becomes patron of BCS.
HRH the Duke of Kent is president of BCS. 25 year anniversary of BCS: membership has grown from 1,300 to 27,000 and the number of branches has increased from 13 to 42.
BCS is incorporated by Royal Charter as a Chartered Body. BCS becomes a nominated body of the Engineering Council.
BCS becomes a Chartered Engineering Institution.
The Engineering Council licences BCS to award Chartered Engineer status (CEng).
An EGM is held to discuss changes to the BCS Charter and Bye-Laws, 97% of eligible members vote in favour of change. Changes are approved by the Privy Council.
The Science Council licences BCS to award Chartered Scientist status (CSci). The Charter and Bye-Law changes are enacted. Creation of Chartered IT Professional status (CITP).
BCS marks its 50 anniversary: the Society has grown to more than 50,000 members, 40 UK branches and 15 international sections.
BCS undergoes a transformation to become BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, adapting to the changing world stage of IT and improving what it can offer its members.
CEO David Clarke is awarded an MBE for services to the IT industry.