Old Uffingtonians Association (1994)

   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    

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  Frank Land (1943-47) - known as Frank Landsberger at school

I left Willesden County in 1947, got a place at the London School of Economics, and graduated in 1950. After a stint as a research assistant in the Economics Research Division, where I met a fellow researcher Ailsa, whom I subsequently married, I joined J. Lyons as an accounts clerk.

Ailsa remained at the LSE until she retired as Emeritus Professor of Operational Research. I was lucky enough to be recruited into the new
computer venture LEO (Lyons Electronic Office), which pioneered Business Computing.

After 16 years with Lyons, I was invited back to the LSE to set up teaching and research into what was then called systems analysis. Apart from a 5 year period at the London Business School, I stayed at the LSE until retirement as Emeritus Professor in the Department of Information Systems.

Ailsa and I have three children (all now approaching middle age) and seven grandchildren. Since leaving London after we retired we live in Devon in Dartmoor National Park in an old manor house (Tudor and mainly Georgian) divided into 6 separate dwellings. We live in the Tudor bit, spend our time on gardening, Dartmoor, grandchildren, local affairs and a certain amount of LSE research. A busy and contented life!