Open evening for MK businesses

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An invitation to see computers from the dawn of the information age
and to explore the benefits of links with a Museum that looks to the future

on the early evening of Wednesday 23 January 2013

We are inviting Milton Keynes business people to an Open Evening at The National Museum of Computing to see two of the most celebrated working computers from the dawn of the information age:

• the rebuild of Colossus, the world's first modern computer

• the WITCH, the oldest working digital computer on the planet.

Less than two months ago, TNMOC made headlines across the world as it rebooted the restored Harwell Dekatron / WITCH computer dating from 1951. This year the opening of the new Colossus Gallery will generate more publicity for the Museum, Bletchley and the Milton Keynes area.

Trustees at The National Museum of Computing, an independent registered charity located on Bletchley Park, would like to give businesses based in Milton Keynes the opportunity to see these two machines close up and in full working order and to learn of TNMOC as a rapidly developing world-class Museum with a huge range of exhibits spanning seven decades. The Museum wants to play its part in promoting Milton Keynes as a vibrant, innovatory and enterprising community.

As a Museum with an eye to the future as well as the past, the Museum offers great potential for involvement of businesses. We have already established relationships with many companies, both local and multinational and we would like to talk to you. We host team building events, away days, and other such events that use TNMOC galleries and displays with their working exhibits as key attractions. Delegates gain knowledge and insights about their digital heritage that give perspectives from the past to give context to the present and stimulate ideas for the future.

We hope that you can come to spend an hour or so with us after work on Wednesday 23 January anytime from 5-8pm. Places will be very limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please email as soon as possible to reserve your place.

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