Notes from the Museum

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!

50 Years Ago in Computer Weekly - Autumn 1967

A forerunner of today's smartphone health apps appeared for heart patients, a PDP-8 handled hotel bookings at The Strand, an Elliott 803 helped Irish sheep breeders, and laser lit a way forward for memory.

The Members' BBQ

On a lovely summer evening in July (there was one!) TNMOC Barbecue was held for members just outside historic Block H. Patrick Boys has sent us some photos.

Stephanie Daman 1961-2017

We are very sad to hear of the death of Stephanie Daman, chief executive of Cyber Security Challenge. The Challenge, a sparkling event for up-and coming cyber students, has been held at the Museum.

A would-you-believe-it?

A surprise radio contact. On Sunday, TNMOC volunteers were making 1940s-style radio contact with continental Europe to mark the 73rd anniversary of D-Day (which is today to be exact).

Celebrating Volunteers' Week

It's National Volunteers' Week. The Museum can't over-estimate the contribution of its volunteers who work as stewards, guides, engineers & admin. Here are a few recent visitor comments.

50 Years Ago in Computer Weekly

Computing may not have been as primitive as you think in the Summer of Love. Fingerprint processing, traffic taming, Jumbo Jet simulator, Met Office plotter, an optical reader and LEO processing postal orders ...

Two new EDSAC Video Updates

New video updates showing the EDSAC team in action and giving a glimpse about how such a huge project comes together despite the many challenges along the way.

Wanted: Learning Guides

We are looking to expand our pool of dedicated learning guides to deliver our highly popular schools programme. The role is weekdays during term time, but there are no set or guaranteed hours each week.

John Cane, Colossus engineer, 1924-2017

Having worked at Dollis Hill on Colossus, John Cane moved to Bletchley Park to keep those top-secret computers running during the war. Here is the tribute from his family and his first public interview in 2014.

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