History of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly British Computing Society) , is committed to making IT good for society. BCS uses the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. It does this by championing the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

This desire to make IT good for everyone – the public and IT practitioners alike – can be traced right back to BCS’s formation in the 1950s. It was formalised in the Society’s Royal Charter, granted to BCS in 1984, and this desire to make IT a force for good remains the core purpose of BCS today.