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Strategy leader in IT industry becomes trustee

James Mayo, an executive leader in the IT sector with 25 years of international sales, marketing and business development experience has joined the board of trustees at The National Museum of Computing.

Colossus VR Experience at Summer Bytes

The Colossus virtual reality experience is being revealed to visitors throughout the Summer Bytes family festival running on Thursday to Sunday afternoons until 27 August 2017.

Prize for relaxed openings for people with autism

The ‘relaxed openings’ initiative for people with autism and their families at TNMOC has just been boosted by a Museums and Heritage Prize. Two more relaxed openings already planned: 28 July and 25 August.

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Volunteering Open Day

Fancy being a volunteer at the Museum? Come along to the Volunteering Open Day on 24 September 2017. We are looking for all sorts of skills and aptitudes - you don't have to be a computer expert! There are lots of roles to be filled.

Valve Workshop

Your chance to learn about thermionic valve technology in a one- or two-day workshop on the weekend of 14-15 October 2017. Day One - learning; Day Two - practical for limited number of people. Sign up now for this rare chance to learn about valves.

Reconstructing Colossus

Colossus, the code-breaking computer that was kept secret for decades, still generates awe and inspiration. On 7 December 2017 starting at 6.30pm, Phil Hayes tells the story of the reconstruction of what many deemed impossible.

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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.

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?

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'Real computers glow in the dark'

A consignment of valves for the Colossus Rebuild has just been received from the California Historical Radio Society - beautifully packed and charges paid! They will help keep Colossus running for quite some time yet.

Computer acoustic signatures

Can you remember the booting sounds of your favourite computer? Sound artist and composer Matt Parker recorded the sounds of seven decades of computing for The Imitation Archive Project at TNMOC in 2015.

Cath's Computing

Cath read our stories of male long-term computer programmers, so she thought we might like to hear her story. It's a good role model for today's prospective female computer scientists. Thank you, Cath!

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