The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
(Science and Technology)

Opening Meeting
of the 177th Session 1997-98

The Digital Television Revolution

Dr Gary Tonge
Director of Engineering
Independent Television Commission

at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh on Monday 3th October 1997, at 7pm.

There is much talk of the digiatal TV revolution, but what will it mean in practice? Based on personal involvement in the development of digital TV from the laboratory work of the 1980s through to the current licensing of services for launch next year, Dr Tonge will explain what digital TV is and what its impact might be on the viewer at home and on the TV business. The lecture will be illustrated by on-screen examples.

Society Business

The President, Dr Allen D C Simpson, will occupy the Chair.

  1. The Council is pleased to announce the election of Professor Malcolm Longair, Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, as an Honorary Fellow of the Society.
  2. The Society's Keith Medal will be awarded to Dr Gary Tonge at the close of the lecture.

John W F Hendery, Secretary

Entry to the Museum Lecture Theatre is at the rear of the Museum, in Lothian Street.