We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
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Post 16

"A visit to our Centre will offer those studying Computing beyond 16, a unique insight into the heritage of the subject of their choice"

Dr Anjali Das,  Head of Learning at The Centre for Computing History

 

This section will provide you with information about:

  • The Centre's support for learning
  • Supporting students Post 16

Learning at the Centre

Whatever the age of our visiting students, there are characteristics of the Centre that benefit all young people.

Context - An opportunity to see the history and development of Computing in the context of specific computers, applications and the real world problems they were utilised to help solve.

Challenging - A unique environment that raises tough questions and issues, presenting difficult concepts through demanding applications.

Content - A museum with a first class collection as evidence of one of the greatest developments of a technology that has ever been known.

Knowledge - Truly remarkable examples of the growth of a technology, amazing developments building on the achievements of what came before.

Sensory -  A place to touch the past, hear its sounds and feel history coming alive again.


 

Supporting students Post 16

The Centre supports Learning at all ages and is an excellent resource for students studying beyond the age of 16.  We welcome groups from Sixth forms, Further Education and Higher Education.  

The collection is particularly beneficial for those studying a Computing related course (eg A Level Computer Science) and we will make every effort to tailor your experience according to your interests.

Schools and Sixth form colleges can book a visit through our normal booking process.

Students post 18, such as University groups,  should make contact with us at:  education@computinghistory.org.uk  to discuss your particular needs and arrangements.

 

The Centre for Computing History is proud to support schools and colleges delivering a curriculum which is working to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

 

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