Explore the exciting calendar of events at Cambridge Centre for Computing History
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.
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.