Trip to the National Museum of Computing
On Monday 11 June, Year 9 Computer Science students from Huxlow Science College had an exciting opportunity to tour the National Museum of Computing, based at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.
Highlights of the trip included:
- seeing Collosus, the worlds first programmable electronic digital computer.
- finding out about the WITCH computer which is the worlds oldest working digital programmable computer. It was used to teach Computer Science to students at the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College until 1973!
The National Museum of Computing:
- aims “to bring to life the history and ongoing development of computing for inspiration, research, learning and enjoyment for the benefit of general and specialist publics of all ages.”
- “enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.”
- find out more at www.tnmoc.org