From its new women in computing exhibition to music workshops, academic talks to pop-up gaming – the Centre for Computing History has it all this month.
Explore the exciting calendar of events at Cambridge Centre for Computing History
Discover the stories of women pioneers, make music like Dr Who theme tune creator Delia Derbyshire, explore the pop-up women in gaming expo or just enjoy any of the many other events listed below.
Talk: Building our Digital Future: Protecting Our Privacy
Thursday 19 October: 6:30
Rapid innovation and pervasive use of digital technologies have a transformational impact on our lives. Two specific aspects, privacy and digital obsolescence, are examined in this presentation by Professor Natasa Milic-Frayling (University of Nottingham).
'Hi! Let's Play' - Women in Gaming Pop-Up Exhibition
21 - 27 October
Available to all general visitors to the Centre, this exhibition traces the role of women in the video game industry while exploring three themes: women as characters, women as developers, and women as players.
Presentation: James and the Giant Processor
Monday 23 October: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the mind behind our biggest exhibit! James Newman, builder of the Megaprocessor, will be at the Centre to answer questions about his remarkable creation.
Performance: Celebrating Delia Derbyshire
Wednesday 25 October 6:30pm
Join us for an exciting evening performance and insight into the work and creativity of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937 - 2001). A true seamstress of sound, it was Delia who created the iconic, uncanny theme tune to Dr Who (1963).
Workshop: Make Your Own Electronic Music Like Delia Derbyshire!
Wednesday 25 October: 1:00pm - 6:30pm
We'll be turning our 80s Classroom into a music studio, where you can come and make your own music inspired by creator of the Dr Who theme tune and electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire. Age 10+
Talk: Ada Lovelace: The Programmer, the Maths, and the Myths
Thursday 26 October: 6:30pm
In this talk, Professor Ursula Martin (CBE FRSE, University of Oxford) will separate fact from myth and talk about Lovelace as a member of a dynamic community of nineteenth century British scientists.
Workshops for Girls!
Workshop for GIRLS: Amazing Algorithms
Thursday 26 October: 11:00am - 12:30pm
In this hands-on workshop, we will start by exploring algorithms that occur in our daily lives and then use this knowledge to teach a 30-year old BBC Micro computer to count!
Workshop for GIRLS: Build A Pong Console
Friday 27 October: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Come and build yourself a Pong Console that you can take home and impress your friends!
Workshop for GIRLS: Build Your Own Adventure Game
Friday 27 October: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Twine is a brilliant online tool for constructing interactive stories. Come along and learn to use it to build a tale of dragons, spaceships or spies...
Exhibition: Lyons Electronic Office (LEO): the world's first business computer
Coming soon...an exhibition that explores how a company famous for its tea shops took the lead in applying computers to the world of business in the 1950s.
The Centre for Computing History was established to create a permanent public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age.