Next Events

September 16th 2021 London and online (provisional)

Investigating the Work and Life of Percy Ludgate (1883-1922)

See lectures page for more information


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 sometimes 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.


Document Exchange within the CCS

Because CCS members use widely differing IT systems, difficulties sometimes arise when documents are sent between members. In an attempt to minimise such problems a page of guidance notes can be found here.

The web page also contains useful information for authors of articles in the CCS journal Resurrection.

News headlines

May 2021

The Computer Conservations Society has, at last, entered the world of social media and thus the 21st century. We now have a Facebook group which you will find in the left margin of this page.

May 2021

Just Released: the (provisional) lecture programme for Autumn 2021!

May 2021

Our friend Sir Dermot Turing will deliver an online lecture under the auspices of Tne National Archive upon the subject of his esteemed uncle Alan Turing. Amongst other concerns he will address is the rather surprising question “Was Alan Turing actually much of a codebreaker?”. The vehicle in this case will be Microsoft Teams.

Details and booking information can be found at .

May 2021

Just arrived (albeit somewhat behind schedule as befits any IT project) the big Manchester Christmas Quiz for 2018, 2019 and 2020. If you missed it before, it’s here


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 journal.

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