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Heath Robinson runs again

Completion of the reconstruction Heath Robinson codebreaking machine celebrated with a Colossus Wren and relative of teh man after whom the machine was named. Plus a W Heath Robinson at War exhibition.

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Dick Barnes 1921-2019

Richard (Dick) Barnes, co-designer of the Harwell Dekatron computer, died aged 98 on 8 April 2019. One of the first computer pioneers, he co-designed the Harwell Dekatron, aka the WITCH

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Valve Workshop Returns

One of the museum's most popular events returns on 11 May 2019. Find out details of how you can get your tickets inside. Come along and learn about the mysteries of thermionic valve technology in the home of Colossus.

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Bug-on-the-wall view of EDSAC technical meeting

An insider view of an EDSAC team meeting. An example of the technical discussions necessary to accomplish the feat of reconstructing a computer that fist ran almost 60 years ago.

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