The Strachey Lectures in Computing Science
This is a termly series of Distinguished Lectures named after Christopher Strachey, the first Professor of Computation at Oxford University.
Christopher Strachey was the first leader of the Programming Research Group (PRG), part of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (OUCL), founded in 1965. He was the first Professor of Computation at Oxford, succeeded by Sir Tony Hoare in 1977 after his untimely death. With Dana Scott he founded the field of denotational semantics, providing a firm mathematical foundation for programming languages.