Next Events

April 15th 2021 - Online

Cash and Dash: How ATMs and Computers Changed Banking

See lectures 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.

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March 2021

Your attention is drawn to a online presentation, organised by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT on Tuesday 13th April from 19:00 to 20:30

An Introduction to Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum

Given by Dag Spicer, Senior Curator, Computer History Museum, the presentation will provide a brief background to the Computer History Museum. The audience will be shown how they can make a virtual visit to the museum from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The speaker will present some of the highlights to be found in the museum and the plans for the future.


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.