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British Computer Society members are warmly invited to take part in a Family Day in July at Bletchley Park’s National Museum of Computing on Sunday 20 July.  Bring all the family – there will be activities suitable for children of all ages.

This event is for members of BCS Bedford and Northampton branches and their families.

A number of places are offered to school teachers in our area.

Bletchley Park’s National Museum of Computing enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the mainframes of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s – including a newly rebuilt and fully operational Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer.

The National Museum of Computing receives no government or lottery funding and you will be impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff involved in the project including the many volunteers who regularly give up their valuable time to ensure that this ever growing collection is restored and maintained.

It would be a good idea to register NOW since the event is completely free for the first 40 people who register (20 people from each branch).  Note that children below the age of 6 years are welcome but will not be included in these numbers (we still need their details for catering purposes).

Luncheon and drinks will be provided free of charge.

There will be a Lego Duplo building competition, and free-flow through ‘The National Museum of Computing’.  You are free to wander at will and enjoy all the interactive displays.  There are a multitude of activities suitable for all ages – not least vintage games consoles, a host of other games and also coding opportunities on the BBC Micro, in Scratch and on the Raspberry Pi (in its Fuze guise).

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