The LabTrip was a getting together, team bonding exercise between the University of Newcastle and The University of Durham who in 1967 pooled their money to buy one big computer rather than two small computers. In particular, it was Ewan Page's (Director at Newcastle) to provide an interactive computing service. This interactivity meant that computer users could enter commands on a terminal, a bit like a typewriter, and get an instant response. You take it for granted now but in those days you gave a task for the computer in the form of a paper tape or deck of punch cards to the computer operators and went away for lunch or do shopping or whatever. Then later in the day or next day you got the results, just to find out what you had done wrong, correct and resubmit.

LabTrip 2002 Glenridding, Ullswater
LabTrip 2003 Keswick, Derwent Water
LabTrip 2004 Glenridding, Ullswater
LabTrip 2005 Mungrisdale, Blencathra
LabTrip 2006 Caldbeck, Carrock Fell
LabTrip 2007 Grasmere, Rydal Water
LabTrip 2008 Blanchland
LabTrip 2009 Glenridding, Ullswater
LabTrip 2010 Grasmere, Easdale Tarn