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Sophos becomes Foundation Sponsor

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has become a Corporate Foundation Sponsor at TNMOC. Sophos sponsorship, until 2020, will provide expertise & support for museum development.

Block H – an ‘Irreplaceable Place’

Block H, now the home of TNMOC and the rebuilt Colossus, has been selected as one of England’s ‘irreplaceable places’ by Professor Lord Winston in Historic England’s A History of England in 100 Places.

Strategy leader in IT industry becomes trustee

James Mayo, an executive leader in the IT sector with 25 years of international sales, marketing and business development experience has joined the board of trustees at The National Museum of Computing.

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Reconstructing Colossus

Colossus, the code-breaking computer that was kept secret for decades, still generates awe and inspiration. On 7 December 2017 starting at 6.30pm, Phil Hayes tells the story of the reconstruction of what many deemed impossible.

Cubetto – The coding robot takeover!

Cubetto – The coding robot takeover! 12:00pm – 5:00pm drop in sessions on Thursday 28 December.

This workshop will give parents and kids the chance to play with cubetto the coding robot and explore the world of physical coding.

Code.org 2017 Hour of code

Code.org’s 2017 Hour of code – 12:00pm – 5:00pm drop in sessions
Friday 29th December
Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand-new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code. Different sessions for different ages.

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EDSAC arithmetic unit on the move

Last month, one quarter of the reconstructed EDSAC - the arithmetic unit - was moved from a home workshop in Cambridge to be integrated with the main part of the machine at TNMOC.

Obeying Orders

Chris Burton introduces a video update on the latest stage of the EDSAC reconstruction: integrating the sub units and getting to grips with commissioning the whole system.

Searching for Lost Systems

The BCL Molecular Computer was first introduced in 1971 and was sold and used in various forms until the 1990s. But does one still exist today? Who can claim to be the last user?

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Tommy Flowers SCITT graduation

The first cohort of 44 teachers from the Tommy Flowers School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) initiative graduated at TNMOC last week.

Colossus Challenge Pt 4

On Day Two, Colossus at last had a message to work with and in 3 hours 35 mins found the elusive wheel settings of the Lorenz machine. But someone -- in Germany -- had beaten Colossus to it ...

Colossus Challenge Pt 3

Day One had been troublesome for codebreakers on the Colossus Challenge. It was the weather of course. It wasn't conducive to signal reception. But Radio 4 Today wanted to know about a potential break.

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