Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Just some of the machines and systems whose restoration or building has been undertaken under the auspices of the Computer Conservation Society.

 

Next Events

Alan Turing’s Manchester
February 20th 2020 - London

Bloodhound Missile Preservation
January 21st 2020 - Manchester

See events page for more information



 

Historic Document Rescue

From time to time the Society is approached by people who have come into the possession of documents relevant to historic computers and who feel that they should “go to a good home”.

Unfortunately the Computer Conservation Society is no longer in a position to collect such material, though we can sometimes suggest a suitable home for it. If you have a need to dispose of historic material we suggest that you should first read our guide Archives and your Personal Papers.

In particular, we should stress that a list of the document titles is essential before any progress can be made.

 

Document Exchange within the CCS

Because CCS members use widely differing IT systems, difficulties sometimes arise when documents are sent between members. In an attempt to minimise such problems a page of guidance notes can be found here.

The web page also contains useful information for authors of articles in the CCS journal Resurrection.

 

News headlines

January 2020

The annual CCS trip to remote computer history attractions in 2020 will be a return visit to the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum in Paderborn, Germany (https://www.hnf.de/en/home.html). More details here as they emerge, but put 18th April in your diaries now!

January 2020

If you bookmark www.computerconservationsociety.org/res.htm in your browser, it should always redirect you to the latest edition of Resurrection. Hat tip to David Holdsworth for his suggestion.

January 2020

Our friend, Prof. Martyn Thomas has written an interesting article in The Guardian giving an historical perspective on the Y2K problem of 20 years ago. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Read it here.

January 2020

New Year greetings to CCS members and indeed to any casual readers of this website.

As is our custom at this time of year, the Society is making an appeal for donations (in lieu of membership fees) so that we can continue to support our computer restoration projects and other related activities. Our appeals letter can be found here. The Society is grateful to everybody who is able support our work in this way. Thank you.

December 2019

From January 2020 there has been a small change to the BCS/EventBright system for booking places at our London seminars. Following any of the “Book” links for the early 2020 events will take you to a page where you will be offered the opportunity to book all or any of the events from January to May 2020, all in once place, rather than booking each event separately. Many thanks to the CCS member who made this suggestion.

 


Founded in 1989, the Computer Conservation Society is a joint venture between the British Computer Society, the Science Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Our primary mission is to preserve historic computers, develop awareness of the history of computing, and encourage research. We run many specialised projects, organise public lecture series, and publish a regular journal.

Membership of the society is open to all.
If you would like to join the society, please click here for more information.