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Cipher Challenge Winner Award Prize at Bletchley Park

  • Joachim Schueth, from Bonn, receives award for winning The National Museum of Computing's Cipher Challenge on November 15 2007.

New Patrons & A Curatorial Advisor

  • The trustees announces two new patrons: Sir Richard Dearlove and Sir Crispin Tickell. Doron Swade, formerly Senior Curator of Computing at the Science Museum, has also agreed to become an advisor to the museum. (no link)

The Guardian cracks the case for a museum of computing

  • Jack Scofield puts the case for the national museum of computing

The Media take to the Colossus Cipher Challenge!

  • We have been inundated by the media - a fantastic, if tiring, feeling! We have been interviewed and appeared on BBC 1, ITN Anglia, the Today Programme, BBC Scotland, The World Service, and many local radio stations. Articles about the new museum have appeared in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, and The Daily Express!

The Cipher Challenge

  • The cipher challenge started today in earnest with regular transmissions being received from the HNF museum in Paderborn, Germany. (no link)

Daily Express Article

  • Following a visit from the Express features editor, the Saturday paper on 20th October included a two page article on the Colossus and the museum. (no link)

ICL 2966 Mainframe moved onto display gallery

  • A little later than planned, the ICL 2966 Mainframe goes on display in our Large Systems Room.

British Computer Society celebrates at the National Museum of Computing

  • The BCS @ 50 event to celebrate the first fifty years of the British Computer Society was held in July and gave delegates the first opportunity to see the work on the new museum (no link)

BBC News OnLine Visits the Museum

War-time cipher machine Colossus will be the star exhibit at a new National Museum of Computing being set up with BCS's support this year at Bletchley Park.

  • CS is making a £75,000 donation to help keep Colossus operational in its original location at Bletchley where it cracked Nazi codes during the Second World War Colossus will form an important focus of the new museum, which is being developed throughout 2007 by the Codes and Ciphers Heritage Trust (CCHT) in partnership with Bletchley Park Trust (BPT). (no link)

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