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In search of the Portrait of a Dead WITCH

The huge painting Portrait of a Dead WITCH by John Yeadon may not be in the world’s top ten list of missing works of art, but it is one that is now eagerly sought by The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.

Colossus veteran flies drone over Block H

A pop-up event at Summer Bytes brought a Colossus operator to fly a drone over her former workplace. See how she did and see the home of Colossus from a drone's eye view.

TNMOC Team wins YRS Best in Show

Have you ever put the wrong fuel in your vehicle? A TNMOC team developed an app to tackle the issue and won Best in Show at the Young Rewired State Festival of Code last weekend.

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Free entry for online bookers 10, 12, 13 September

To celebrate National Heritage Open Days, TNMOC is offering a limited number of free entry tickets to the first 80 people to register online for each day: Thursday 10, Saturday 12, & Sunday 13 September 2015. But you do need to book online.

Fix a Beeb day

Following TNMOC's appeal earlier this summer, a Fix a Beeb Day has now been organised for 13 September 2015. Up to 20 people with BBC Micro Computer maintenance skills are invited. Interested? Register now!

Summer Bytes Festival Video

Every afternoon from 1-30 August 2015, TNMOC will buzz with the Summer Bytes Festival. There will be creative digital fun for all the family. Here's a short video made by Mark Thompson of some of the excitement last year.

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Robinson - the key flaw found?

The Robinson, the predecessor of Colossus, never really worked satisfactorily in speeding up the breaking of Hitler's most secret cypher. The Robinson reconstruction team may have a clue as to why.

The Imitation Game props in a Cambridge home workshop

A home workshop in Cambridge is today playing a vital role in the reconstruction of a Cambridge University machine that 65 years ago led the world’s computing revolution. It’s one of several home workshops across England that are being transported back in time as they play their part in the reconstruction of EDSAC.

Video: EDSAC Project Trustees review and plan

The EDSAC reconstruction is on track and now the educational potential beckons. The Project Trustees meet to review progress and plan to exploit the huge educational value of the reconstruction of the 1949 computer.

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Autumn 1975 from the pages of Computer Weekly

Forty years ago: Prestel's capabilities unveiled for the first time, the Duke of Kent says computers will soon be the 'dominant technology', and Texas Instruments announce UK shipment of 16-bit microprocessors.

Women in Computing Tours

This year's Summer Bytes featured TNMOC Women In Computing test-bed tours. The free 30-minute tours are led by two female student guides, Amy and Grace, and highlight the role of women in computing history.

Memories of Bart Fossey 1927-2015

The funeral of Bart Fossey, one of the earliest users of a computer, was held in his hometown of Newbury on Friday 21 August 2015. His life in computers started with bananas ...

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