Together with the BCS, Social Tech Group can now confirm the revised date for this meetup - on 16th September 2012.
The even better news is that this trip will only cost you £16 to join us on a coach departing Reading at 9am, stopping off in Oxford and then on to Bletchley Park for 11am. We will then have until 4pm to view Bletchley Park and the National Computing Museum.
Included in the price will be the coach trip, a tour of the museum and also coffee/tea/biscuits when we arrive. However, at this low price we cannot provide lunch, so please bring a packed lunch with you.
More information coming soon,
Many thanks for your patience,
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) located at Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer.
The National Museum of Computing is a separate entity to the Bletchley Park Trust, but all visitors to the Park can visit TNMOC, when it is open, for a modest charge. Visitors coming to TNMOC only need not pay the Bletchley Park entrance fee.
TNMOC enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s. New working exhibits are regularly unveiled and the public can already view a rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the restoration of the Harwell Dekatron / WITCH computer, an ICL 2966, one of the workhorse mainframes computers of the 1980s, many of the earliest desktops of the 1980s and 1990s, plus the NPL Technology of the Internet Gallery. In June 2010 TNMOC hosted Britain’s first-ever Vintage Computer Festival.
Funders of the Museum include Bletchley Park Capital Partners, CreateOnline, Ceravision, InsightSoftware.com, PGP Corporation, IBM, NPL, HP Labs, BCS, Black Marble, and the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.