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Grand Digital won by a nine-year-old

A race of computers spanning eight decades was won by a BBC micro:bit operated and programmed by a nine-year old student. The Grand Digital computer race held to celebrate the tenth anniversary of TNMOC.

Keep the Bombe on Bletchley Park Estate - Crowdfunder

TNMOC launches a Crowdfunder to keep the reconstructed Bombe on the Bletchley Park Estate. The original Turing-Welchman Bombes were used to decipher enemy Enigma messages during World War II.

Three Witches exhibition

There's an unusual perspective on computer at the Museum in February as two huge paintings created 30 years apart are displayed near their original inspiration – the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer.

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The Commodore Story - transatlantic screening event

See The Commodore Story film as part of a trans-Atlantic screening with the Computer History Museum in California plus a live Q&A with the film director. At TNMOC on 23 February 2018 starting at 6pm. Tickets now on sale. Not to be missed!

Three faces of the WITCH

As the world's oldest working digital computer, the stories of the Harwell Dekatron or WITCH computer are legion. Come along to see many facets of a machine that captivates everyone who visits. Thursday 15 February 2018, 5.30pm

Re-imagining the PDP-8

Relive the excitement of the 1960s PDP-8. Oscar Vermeulen presents his PiDP-8/I, a modern open-source replica of the world's first commercially successful mini-computer. It's powered by a Raspberry Pi! Thursday 18 January 2018 at 6.30pm.

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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.

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.

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Grand Digital won by a nine-year old

A race of computers spanning eight decades was won by a BBC micro:bit operated and programmed by a nine-year old student.

First Relaxed Opening Session of 2018 great success

The first Relaxed Opening Session of 2018, designed for people with autism and sponsored by Paessler, was a great success, says TNMOC's head of learning, Claire Marston.

Who is the longest-serving programmer?

Who has been programming the longest? We've had lots of people stepping forward following a claim from a 70-year old who started coding in 1969. A flurry of updates: 1951, lunar programming ...

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