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Museum volunteer helps win Emmy in his day job

Delwyn Holroyd, a volunteer at The National Museum of Computing, is celebrating the award of an Emmy to the company he co-founded and of which he is now Technical Director.

Colossus tools of the trade

Seventy-five years after the first Colossus was under construction, the original tools and tool bag of an engineer are on display alongside the working rebuild of Colossus.

TNMOC Girls’ STEM day

‘I didn’t realise I could do that!’ More than 80 school girls explored and developed their problem-solving skills at the latest Girls’ STEM Day. Two more STEM day specials are already being organised for next year.

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Volunteer Recruitment Day

Thinking about your New Year resolution? What about volunteering at one of the world's top computing museums? Put Sunday 20th January in your diary...

Week of Code returns for 2018!

It’s back! The week-long coding event for keen young programmers and developers aged 12-17 returns to TNMOC. It runs daily 10am to 5pm from 23rd July 2018. Registration required, but it's free! And friendly!

Valve Workshop Returns

One of the museum's most popular events of 2017 returns on 21 April 2018. 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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EDSAC milestone passed

A major milestone in the reconstruction of EDSAC has been passed – some of the sub-systems of the computer have run continuously for one million cycles over the course of 20 minutes.

Making Everything Count

The latest EDSAC video about integrating different parts of the computer. Progress up to January 2018 in the challenge of reconstructing the 1949/51 EDSAC computer.

EDSAC - Reflecting on a Vision

An update video on the reconstruction EDSAC, the early computer that transformed university research and led to the world's first business computer. Evocative footage from 1940s and of the action today.

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Historic Books: Memoirs of a Computing Pioneer

Maurice Wilkes is the author of the historic book for January. The designer of the 1949 EDSAC discusses his work in programming, time-sharing systems and anecdotes of contemporaries including Alan Turing.

Historic Photos: 1982 robot drinking buddy

The Heathkit HERO 1 robot kit came with a Robotics Educational Course. The January 2018 Photo of the Month from almost four decades ago.

Historic Books: Intelligence and National Security

The first scholarly, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the past history of intelligence work. Includes articles written by AG Denniston and Gordon Welchman plus the Action This Day memo.

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