Demoing the Elliott 903 - 15 August 2017

Demoing the Elliott 903 - 15 August 2017

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How do you program a computer using a strip of paper?  Come and find out at this demonstration session.

The Elliott 903 is the size of an average desk and it's a noisy beast. It's also the oldest functioning computer in our collection - dating from 1965, a time when computers were bought only for companies, factories and laboratories, not for individuals, and when they were operated only by qualified engineers.

Join Andrew Herbert, former head of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, as he shows off the functions of this machine and explains the importance of computers from this period, when computers were revolutionising science and industry.

This is a rare opportunity to see one of our larger and older computers being demonstrated live - not to be missed.

Read about Andrew's last Elliott 903 demonstration for an overview of what to expect on the day.

Andrew will be at the Centre from 10:30am-1pm.  This talk is FREE - included as part of your general admission ticket.

Andrew demonstrates the Elliot 903Andrew demonstrates the Elliot 903


This event is part of our brand new summer festival, SUMR - The Summer of Computer Love. We're running over 30 special events during the 2017 summer holidays, and we'd love you see you there. Find out what its all about over at

This event is part of SUMR 2017



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