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

 

Next Events

See events page for more information


In view of the COVID-19 pandemic the remaining events of the 2019-20 season have been postponed.

Events from September onwards remain but will be reviewed nearer the time.



 

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

April 2020

The CCS has regretfully made a decision to cancel the Tony Sale Award 2020 because of the coronavirus situation, which is affecting many countries around the world. We hope to be able to run the Award during 2021.

 


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.