Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Just some of the machines and systems being restored to working order by the Computer Conservation Society.


News headlines - November 2014

New Gallery at the Science Museum opens

The impressive new gallery at the London Science Museum was opened at the end of October by H.M. the Queen. Entitled The Information Age it contains an interesting collection covering the history of telecommunications and computing. Of particular interest to many CCS members, will be the NPL’s Pilot Ace, the Control Data 6600 and its Russian equivalent, the BESM6 - each, in their time the muscle of scientific computing.

Tony Sale award winners announced

The 2014 Tony Sale award was awarded to two entries (from a field of eight) - the IBM 1401 restoration at the Computer History Museum in California and the creation of a virtual replica of the Zuse Z1 mecanical computer of 1938.

More detail here.

The Imitation Game

The new film about Alan Turing was released on 14th November. Review here.

Next Events

A Short History of Computing at the Met Office
February 19th 2015 - London

History & Development of Medical Imaging
February 17th 2015 - Manchester

See events page for more information


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 bulletin.

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