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25 years campaigning for Bletchley Park code-breakers

On the 25th anniversary of the Save Bletchley Park Campaign, we pay tribute to the campaigners and specially to Margaret Sale, there at the start and still on site today.

Dekatrons emerge sunny side up with Eggheads

A team from The National Museum of Computing beat the Eggheads on BBC 2’s popular quiz programme this week and won £4,000 for the Museum.

EDSAC veterans visit to rekindle memories

Life working with a 1950's computer was brought vividly to life when EDSAC veterans visited to see the latest stage of the reconstruction. Includes video of the visit.

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Tech or Treat at Autumn Bytes

It’s Tech or Treat staring this weekend at the Autumn Bytes family festival. On Sunday, get a feel for what it was like during the Second World War when Colossus was secretly breaking enemy codes

Talks: BBC Make It Digital and micro:bits ...

Jessica Cecil & Bill Thompson on the BBC Make It Digital and the micro:bit initiative on 3 November 2016.

Spooky stories for space age kids

Scary stories with a computing twist at Hallowe'en: Saturday afternoon 29 October 2016 with Tom Philips from Tom the Tale Teller. Family tickets now on sale. See the WITCH too!

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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?

Computer memory EDSAC style - delay lines

Peter Linnington discusses the options for today's reconstruction of EDSAC. Mercury or something else? The reconstruction of the first computer to provide a university computing service moves forward.

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A fitting award for an archivist

The Museum's voluntary archivist Brian Aldous has received the most fitting of awards - a Community Action MK Award for Longevity!

Into the Lions’ Den

Tune in to BBC2 on Tuesday 4 October at 6pm to see a team from the Museum take on the Eggheads. "We felt like Daniel in the lion’s den and were searching frantically for a sling shot!”

A virtual Colossus?

An international team of modelling experts who met on an internet forum is attempting to construct a virtual Colossus. The team plans to build a 3D model of Colossus. This may take some time ...

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