Welcome to a special episode of the podcast! This week we are joined by Jacqui Garrad, Museum Director of The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park. The museum follows the development in computing from the war time code breaking machines of the Turing-Welchman Bombe and Colossus to mainframes, the rise of personal computing and the Internet and is back open to visitors.
Jacqui talks about the things you can see at the museum, the amazing volunteers and staff that keep the ageing system alive and how they are engaging a new generation. Jacqui also talks about difficulties facing museums in the last 18 months and how you can help keep this amazing place running.
From the code breaking machines to mainframes, home computers and VR the museum is a fantastic day out. Go to TNMOC.org for details on how you can visit and support them.
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