Saturday 24th September 2016 – Guided Visit to the
Ferranti Argus 700 Restoration Project - RAF Cosford
Meeting point at 11:30 am.
The tour is estimated to last for about two hours.
The visit is now fully subscribed.
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.