Notes from the Museum

Women in Computing Tours

Come along this week to Summer Bytes to experience TNMOC's 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 throughout 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 ...

A robot introduces a computer

"In the future, we'll have to ask computers about computers" said Philomena Cunk in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. How right she was! Here's Nao the robot introducing EDSAC.

Summer Bytes Visitors

All sorts of interesting visitors come to TNMOC's Summer Bytes Festival throughout August, but here's one of the more unusual coming unaccompanied!. Yet another reason not to miss a day of Summer Bytes!

Secret crypto deal - new evidence

BBC's Gordon Corera came to TNMOC to talk to John Alexander about machines that may have been at the heart of a secret deal during the Cold War. Hear the it on BBC & see some of the machines at Summer Bytes.

Fifty Years of Computing

The video of Andrew Herbert's lecture about 50 years of computing to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Wolfson College, Cambridge University. Andrew is leader of the EDSAC project at TNMOC.

Members' BBQ raises over £1000

Forty members of TNMOC Club enjoyed a Gourmet barbecue at TNMOC generously sponsored by Third Light Ltd. More than £1000 was raised for the Museum. Anyone can join TNMOC's club.

The Imitation Archive Premiere

Matt Parker's The Imitation Archive, recorded at TNMOC, has been premiered on ABC Australia. You can hear it in its entirety here with some commentary from Matt Parker about his ambitious project .,.

The BBC Micro Lives!

Over the past year more than 4,500 students came to TNMOC on the Learning Programme, many of them using an original 1980s BBC Micro computer, but they need maintenance. See Update to the appeal.

MK team to compete in Festival of Code

Next month TNMOC will be entering a team of teenagers for the Festival of Code run by Young Rewired State. The competition aims to foster the next generation of creative digital specialists.

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