What's On

Please note : Even if an event states FULLY BOOKED the museum is still open to the public as usual on these days.

Amazing Algorithms - Wednesday 25 July 2018

Date: 25th July 2018

In this hands-on workshop, we will understand what an algorithm is and how important it is to write a correct algorithm in order to make a computer do a particular task.

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Seize a Cipher - Wednesday 25th July 2018

Date: 25th July 2018

Children will be introduced to a shift cipher (a caesar cipher).

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Roaming Robots - Thursday 26th July 2018

Date: 26th July 2018

Have you ever played with an Arduino before? Arduino is a brilliantly simple device that you can use to build electronics projects easily, thus allowing you to explore physical computing in just a few simple steps.

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Build Your Own 'Micro' Computer - Friday 27th July 2018

Date: 27th July 2018

In this workshop you will build your own ‘micro’ computer and program it using the BASIC language.

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Learn to Code 80's Style - Saturday 28th July 2018

Date: 28th July 2018

Come and join us for a workshop of coding, 1980's style!

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Nintendo Life Gaming Night - Saturday 28th July 2018

Date: 28th July 2018

The Centre for Computing History is once more teaming up with Nintendo Life for an evening of Nintendo-related fun.

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James and the Giant Processor - Monday 30th July 2018

Date: 30th July 2018

Meet the mind behind our biggest exhibit!

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Bug Your Bedroom - Thursday 2nd August 2018

Date: 2nd August 2018

Kids, are you tired of people (that is, parents and younger siblings) entering your room without permission? With a Raspberry Pi and some clever Python code, you can put a stop to that!

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An Afternoon with Elliott, Our Oldest Working Computer - Friday 3rd August 2018

Date: 3rd August 2018

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

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Electronics Lab - Build A Z80 Computer - Sunday 5th August 2018

Date: 5th August 2018

Come and build your very own Z80 computer!

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Rachel's Robots - Friday 10th August 2018

Date: 10th August 2018

Come and be introduced to our latest robot 'staff' member, Jennifer!

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Dots and Dashes - Tuesday 14th August 2018

Date: 14th August 2018

Thought that coding began with computers? Think again.

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Musical Code - Wednesday 15th August 2018

Date: 15th August 2018

Sonic Pi is a software package for the Raspberry Pi, the cheap computer powering millions of hobbyist projects around the world.

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Game On! The Guided Tour - Friday 17th August 2018

Date: 17th August 2018

Video games have progressed from simple black and white pixelated play to immersive epics that rival any blockbuster movie.

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James and the Giant Processor - Monday 20th August 2018

Date: 20th August 2018

Meet the mind behind our biggest exhibit!

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Electronics Lab: Build A Pong Console - Thursday 23rd August 2018

Date: 23rd August 2018

Come and build yourself a Pong Console that you can take home and impress your friends!

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Rachel's Robots - Wedesday 29th August 2018

Date: 29th August 2018

Come and be introduced to our latest robot 'staff' member, Jennifer!

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Fun with the Micro:bit - 29 August 2018

Date: 29th August 2018

We’re going on a treasure hunt!

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Conducting Carrots! - 30 August 2018

Date: 30th August 2018

Can you help us make music with carrots? Or a game controller with playdoh? In this workshop, we'll be playing with an ingenious little device called Makey Makey that allows us to connect everyday items to a computer!

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The Arcade Experience II - 1 September 2018

Date: 1st September 2018

Join us for another unforgettable evening of awesome arcade action!

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Retro Video Game Night - Friday 28th September 2018

Date: 28th September 2018

Come and join us for another awesome Retro Gaming Night!

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Women in Computing: Her Story Days for Schools - 3 & 4 October 2018

Date: 3rd October 2018

Encourage your KS3 and KS4 students to engage with technology and STEM now, and as a career, by bringing them along to our Women in Computing: Her Story events for schools.

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Give IT a Go Panel Debate - Women in Computing: Her Story 10th October 2018

Date: 10th October 2018

Give IT a Go: is it as easy as it sounds? is our 2018 panel debate on women and computing.

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Teachers' Twilight Session - Women in Computing: Her Story - 11 October 2018

Date: 11th October 2018

Does the gender gap in tech start at school? There seems to be a well documented and growing gender gap in technology and STEM subjects in schools and universities on a background of a recognised STEM skills shortage in the UK.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Film Screening - 13 October 2018

Date: 13th October 2018

Part of our Women in Computing Festival 2018: Her Story What do the most beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology...

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Family Gaming Night - Saturday 20th October 2018

Date: 20th October 2018

An evening of video gaming for all the family!

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Retro Video Game Night (Christmas Edition) - Friday 7th December 2018

Date: 7th December 2018

Come and join us for the final Retro Gaming Night of 2018!

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