Notes from the Museum

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.

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,


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