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EDSAC display opens & commissioning begins

Entrepreneur Hermann Hauser has officially opened the EDSAC display. Key parts of EDSAC were commissioned, and the sights, sounds, heat and sheer size of computing in the late 1940s were brought to life.

Weekend Codability for young people at TNMOC

Young people across the country are being invited to try their hand at programming computers in Block H, the world's first purpose-built computer centre, on Bletchley Park.

Colossus veterans revisit virtual and real worlds

Colossus veterans and their relatives gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world’s first purpose-built computer centre, Block H on Bletchley Park, were enthralled by a prototype virtual Block H.

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Weekend Codability

Free Weekend Codability sessions will take place every weekend until 30 August 2015. Sessions are suitable for anyone up to the age of 16. Girls and boys are encouraged to take part. Come along and start to program in the home of Colossus.

Sci-Fi film festival

A sci-fi film festival with screenings at TNMOC and other locations on Bletchley Park will be held on Saturday 8 November 2014. A family-friendly day with 14 films at various locations plus moon buggies, a crashed spaceship site and Sci-Fi soundscapes.

Gigapixel photography: Sophie Wilson

Calling photographers: the next lecture in the TNMOC series is Sophie Wilson examining both the photographic and computational aspects of taking extremely large photographs. It's on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets going fast.

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EDSAC passes half-way infrastructure milestone

Seventy of the EDSAC chassis are now in place -- that's 50% of the total. Later this month, the display will be officially opened by Hermann Hauser and the first parts of the machine will be commissioned.

EDSAC commissioning begins

EDSAC commissioning began this week by connecting some of the independently-built "sub-systems". The ongoing project can be seen by visitors and some great online videos tell the story to date.

Bill Tutte's algorithm runs again

For the first time since the end of WWII, Bill Tutte's Double Delta algorithm was successfully run on the Robinson. This was part of the ongoing reconstruction of Robinson, the predecessor of Colossus.

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Turing and his times

With the imminent release of The Imitation Game, we revisit videos about Turing and his times from an event organised across three of the world's top computing museums to celebrate Alan Turing Year in 2012.

2014 Tony Sale Award

The Computer Conservation Society has announced the result of the second Tony Sale Award for computer conservation. The two outstanding and contrasting entries represent computing in 1930s and 1950s.

A truly random donation

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Quantis cube, ID Quantique have donated the industry's first quantum co-processor to TNMOC. It's neither a 1 nor a 0 until you actually observe it ...

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