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First Class Colossus Stamp

Veteran Colossus operators are delighted with the recognition of Colossus and its designer Tommy Flowers in Royal Mail's Inventive Britain set of stamps just issued. Colossus is one of two first class stamps.

Discovery of rare part of early computer

A very rare original part of EDSAC, one of the world’s first computers, has resurfaced in the USA. The EDSAC team is eager to know if more exists as the part may have been acquired at auction in the 1950s.

The Imitation Archive

The sounds of 70 years of computing is the focus of a new Arts Council funded project at TNMOC. You will be able to listen in as the project unfolds. New musical compositions will be published later in the year.

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Computers in Entertainment - talk by Rob Halliday

Entertainment lighting for theatre, television, concerts and spectaculars has long adopted and then pushed the boundaries of other technologies for its own purposes. Hear about its history from a professional in the field.

Spring Lectures at TNMOC

Two fascinating Thursday evening talks will be held at TNMOC this spring: Computers in Entertainment by Rob Halliday and Field Recording in the Digital Age by Matt Parker. Early booking is advisable ... The first is on 12 March 2015.

EDSAC Lecture in London

Andrew Herbert is giving a guest public lecture at UCL, Central London, this Thursday 8 January 2015 on the merits and authenticity issues of the reconstruction of EDSAC. All are welcome, places are free, but you will need to register for a place.

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Video of opening of EDSAC Gallery

The full video of the opening of the EDSAC Gallery at TNMOC. Hermann Hauser performs the official opening as key parts of the reconstruction are commissioned and the sights and sounds of computing in the late 1940s are brought to life.

Hermann Hauser opens EDSAC display

Hermann Hauser has officially opened the EDSAC display. Key parts of EDSAC were commissioned, and the sights, sounds, heat and sheer size of computing in the late 1940s were brought to life.

EDSAC commissioning preparations

The challenges of commissioning the EDSAC reconstruction. It's cottage industry with engineering ingenuity. Martin Campbell-Kelly talks of the educational plans to involve youngsters learning to program.

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Guess the Computer: Audio No 1, 2, 3 & 4

The quiz continues. Can you identify computer No 4? Could it have been your favourite computer from the 1980s? Matt Parker is recording the sounds of seven decades of computing.

Spring 1975 ... as seen by Computer Weekly

A selection of Spring 1975 stories from the Computer Weekly Archive at TNMOC. A new role for the TV, first supermarket PoS, ICL wins huge contacts, NatWest plans one of largest computing and clearing centres in Whitechapel ... and lots more.

Sixty MK students tackle secret Rotary Club challenge

Sixty students from schools across Milton Keynes will demonstrate their creativity & ingenuity at the annual Rotary Technology Tournament to be held at TNMOC on Tuesday 3 March.

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