Ian McNaught-Davis - Presenter who introduced Britain to the computing revolution passed away on the 10th February 2014.

Ian McNaught-Davis

The School was saddened to learn of the death of Ian McNaught-Davis on the 10th February 2014. Ian graduated with First Class Honours in 1952 and went on to have an interesting career that included digging ice tunnels for glaciologists on Monte Rosa, working as a geophysicist for BP and chief executive of the European division of Comshare.

However, it was as a co-presenter on the BBC television series ‘The Computer Programme’ that Ian will be familiar to many. First broadcast in 1982, The Computer Programme introduced home computing to the British public and was followed by ‘Making the Most of the Micro’ in 1983 and ‘Micro Live, which ran from 1984 to ’87, both also presented by Ian.

Mac, as Ian was known, was also an experienced climber and after retirement became the President of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. There are many biographies of Mac in the national press and links to a selection of these can be found below.

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