Notes from the Museum

Capt Jerry Roberts MBE Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for Testery code-breaker Capt Jerry Roberts MBE will be held at St Martin in the Fields, London on Weds 4 June 2014 at 11am. All welcome. Here are some exclusive videos of Capt Roberts.

Colossal surprise

Professor Brian Randell visited Beihang University in Beijing last month to talk about uncovering Colossus and faced a Colossal surprise.

Bletchley Park aMazing winners

The winners of the Easter Bytes Bletchley Park Virtual Maze competition have just been announced. And we reveal the de-coded message that was in the eggs.

LEGO vintage computer competition winners

As part of TNMOC's Easter Bytes Festival, young visitors built vintage computers with LEGO. Here are their stunning results and Judge Jack Schofield's comments.

1980s BBC Computer Literacy backstory

A video telling the surprising back story of the 1980s BBC Computer Literacy Project, a series that brought computing to countless British TV viewers. David Allen, who produced the series, reveals all.

First computer operators on BBC One Show

BBC One Show has just paid tribute to the Wrens who operated Colossus, the world's first electronic computer that helped break the Lorenz-encrypted messages sent between Hitler and his generals.

Machine People

A group from Queen Mary University of London came to TNMOC to find out what makes TNMOC engineer volunteers tick. They revealed a microcosm of the greater human story of British computing.

LEGO competition

Calling everyone 16 and under
25,000 LEGO bricks waiting for you!
Easter Bytes special competition
Build your version of a vintage computer with LEGO!

Mainframes turn 50

The BBC is running a story today about Mainframes turning 50: Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes with a contribution from TNMOC trustee Kevin Murrell. See some mainframes at TNMOC.

#MuseumMastermind on Twitter - a round-up

It's #MuseumWeek on Twitter and today is #MuseumMastermind day. Test your knowledge. A new question every hour today. Answers on Twitter or here at the end of the working day.


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