Notes from the Museum

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.

Review of Jerry Roberts' Lorenz

A review of Jerry Robert's autobiography Lorenz, his story of working in the Testery, a group of linguists who broke Hitler's most secret cipher, Lorenz, by hand.

Bill Thompson on BBC Make IT Digital

Last month Bill Thompson came to the Museum to talk about the BBC Make IT Digital initiative. His talk has been much acclaimed and, thanks to David Allen, here's the video.

A message from America

You wouldn't really call me a fan-boy or a typical hero-worshipper, says Dave Anders. You won't find lots of selfie or any pictures of me with with famous people.... except this one.

Who has been programming longest?

A few years ago, we asked: who is the longest serving programmer? We had several claims and another this week from Richard Ansorge, Emeritus Senior Lecturer, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

Micro:bit at Bytes

A short video of the micro:bit day at the Bytes Festival on Thursday 16 February 2017. Lots of fun had by everyone, young and old(er).

George goes on tour

Our favourite robot, George, has started his world tour. He left the Museum in November last year and had his first gig at the Science Museum premiere last night. He had that Andy Warhol look about him,

Our Tour Guides

Tours of seven decades are very popular and in Wednesday, a new tour time starts on Wednesday afternoons. Here are the people who will guide you through history.

The WITCH-E Project

A good friend of the Museum, who lives in the USA, is creating an virtual version. Here is Dave Anders outline of the ongoing project and a video of his most recent progress.

Volunteering award for Kevin Brunt

Kevin Brunt has been selected by his fellow volunteers for a thoroughly deserved volunteering award. Enormously popular with visitors, Kevin's contribution to the Museum is incalculable.


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