Centre for Computing History gears up for Christmas


Cambridge’s Centre for Computing History has a wide range of activities coming up soon for people of all ages, including an open forum for parents to discuss gaming and parenting on Saturday 3 December.

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The Centre details upcoming events:

 Experience Playstation VR

29 November 2016, 7pm-10pm

If you haven't experienced the amazing Playstation Virtual Reality headset this is your chance! On this special night, we'll have 8 Playstation Pro game consoles out with 6 configured in a multiplayer RIGS Mechanized Combat League set-up.

The guys from Sony and Guerrilla Cambridge will be here to tell you about this incredible game and how they see the future of gaming now that VR has created new possibilities for immersive gameplay.




Gaming in 2016 - A Guide for Parents

03 December 2016, 2pm-3pm - Drop-in Event

Are you struggling to keep an eye on your child's gaming habits?  Have they asked for a game for Christmas, and you're unsure if it's suitable for them?  Perhaps you're a keen gamer yourself, but are bewildered by the latest crazes sweeping through school playgrounds (why on earth is Pokémon GO so popular?)

On Saturday 3rd December we'll be holding a talk to guide you through the state of gaming in 2016.  You can bring any questions or concerns you have to our gaming experts.  Great for parents and anyone interested in learning more about this huge, often maligned medium.  



 Retro Video Game Night (Christmas Edition)

09 December 2016, 7pm-midnight

This is the big one! Our Christmas themed retro video game night will be the last one of 2016 so make sure you're there. We're going to have some awesome seasonal video games available to play and you'll even get the chance to win the shirt off the Games Master's back.

All our usual gaming displays will be on and we'll be getting loads of extra consoles and games out from our archive for you to play.  Join us for a great night out and help support the work of the Centre!







Toys of Christmas Past

17 December 2016, 6pm-10pm

Share the nostalgia of your childhood and play with the games and toys you got as a kid. If you're a child of the 70s or 80s you'll love this evening. Share the experience with your family. 

A very special private collection of vintage toys will be on display and much of it wil be playable. If names like Meccano, Sindy, Weebles, Downfall, Stylophone, Mastermind, Snuggle Bumms, Lego, Scalextric, Polly Pocket, Crossfire and Cascade remind you of family Christmases and fun, then this is the event to bring your family to this Christmas.

There will be vintage televisions showing classic Christmas TV shows and plenty more to do. It will be a magical nostalgic Christmas event you won't forget any time soon.





Visit our What's On Page for more information. Remember to book your place beforehand to ensure participation!

If you have any queries, get in touch with us at admin@computinghistory.org.uk or by phone on 01223 214446.



The Centre for Computing History was established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.

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