I've always wondered about how differently from Americans the English think, despite the fact that we speak the same language, and have all kinds of other shared history. As I write this, at noon on the east coast of the U.S., it is 6 p.m. in the UK, the beginning of midsummer's night. In addition, it is Friday, the end of the work week, no matter how you celebrate solstices.
And yet a group is gathering at this hour at the University of Manchester to celebrate with a lecture the 60th anniversary of the first running of a program on the first stored program computer, nicknamed Baby. Drinks will be served first to increase the challenge for the speaker.
Update to follow.