Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Just some of the machines and systems being restored to working order by the Computer Conservation Society.

 

Next Events

Birth and Death of the Basic Language Machine
October 18th 2016 - Manchester

Marian Rejewski’s Cyklometer
October 17nd 2016 - London

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Historic Document Rescue

From time to time the Society is approached by people who have come into the possession of documents relevant to historic computers and who feel that they should “go to a good home”.

Unfortunately the Computer Conservation Society is no longer in a position to collect such material, though we can often suggest a suitable home for it. If you have a need to dispose of historic material we suggest that you should first read our guide Archives and your Personal Papers.

In particular, we should stress that a list of the document titles is essential before any progress can be made.

 

News headlines

September 2016

CCS Annual General Meeting

The Computer Conservation Society will hold its Annual General Meteing on the 17th of October at 14:00 at the BCS London headquarters in Southampton Street. The AGM will be followed by a “normal” meeting (see left).

Details may be found as follows -.
Agenda
2015 AGM Minutes
Chair’s Report
Treasurer’s Report (to be supplied)
Committee List
CCS Constitution
Notes on proposed revisions to the CCS Constitution

June 2016

Pegasus at the V&A

The Computer Conservation Society has, until recently been working with the London Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the Pegasus computers which each of these institutions own. Sadly both these projects have had to be halted for want of museum resources. You might wonder what has happened to these two historic machines.

The Science Museum Pegasus has gone into store and there are at present, no plans to exhibit it again.

The Manchester machine has been lent to the Victoria & Albert Museum (just accross the road from the Science Museum — the irony is not lost on us) to be a part of Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design a new exhibition which runs until the 6th of November.

It is understood that Ove Arup used a Pegasus (not the same one) to help design the Sydney Opera House.

 


Founded in 1989, the Computer Conservation Society is a joint venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Our primary mission is to preserve historic computers, develop awareness of the history of computing, and encourage research. We run many specialised projects, organise public lecture series, and publish a regular bulletin.

Membership of the society is open to all.
If you would like to join the society, please click here for more information.