Next Events

February 17th 2022

Learning from History: Reflections on past and future of the British IT Industry

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.

January 2022

The answers to the annual Christmas Quiz compiled by the CCS North-West Branch are available at quiz/2021 answers.pdf.

December 2021

The Society regrets to announce that our lecture on Singer System 10 scheduled for the 20th of January has been cancelled as the speaker has had to withdraw.

December 2021

The annual Christmas Quiz compiled by the CCS North-West Branch is available at quiz/2021 questions.pdf.


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.