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Have a Merry Retro Christmas in Cambridge!

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If you’re looking for something more fun than repeats on telly, soggy sprouts and stale turkey this Christmas, why not plan a seasonal visit to the Centre for Computing History?

And what more festive occasion to drop in on the Centre (located in Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW) than on their Christmas themed retro video game night, which will be the last one of 2015?

Festive fun and late opening

This Christmas, they’re opening up specially between 7pm to midnight this Friday 4th December, and they’re going to have some awesome seasonal video games available to play – you’ll even get the chance to win the shirt off the Games Master’s back!

All their usual gaming displays will be on and they’ll be getting loads of extra consoles and games out from their archive for you to play.  So why not join them for a great night out and help support the work of the Centre?

Retro Video Game Night flyer - click to enlarge

Retro Video Game Night flyer – click to enlarge

Due to fact that you can bring your own booze and that there’ll probably be a few video game titles not suitable for kids this is an over 18s only event.

Spaces for this exciting gaming night are limited, so booking at the advance rates of £8 per person is required to ensure your place, although if you’re lucky you *may* get in on the night – but please note that tickets on the door will cost £2 extra).

Book your advance ticket via this link:

Christmas Retro Video Game Night Booking

And for more information on visiting the Centre, see: Visiting the Centre for Computing History.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Due to the fact that this is BYOB and the adult nature of some games this is an over 18s event.

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Upcoming at The Centre for Computing History

Centre for Computing History

One of the UK’s top computer museums, especially for fans of retrocomputing, is the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, England.

They regularly participate in and run retro gaming and educational events but for the next few weeks their internal events focus is on things which are mostly a little more up-to-date!

Sonic Pi Workshop

This coming Wednesday 27 August, for example, sees a Sonic Pi Workshop running at the Centre, offering those attending the session the chance to explore the open source programming environment Sonic Pi, which is designed to explore and teach programming concepts on the inexpensive British Raspberry Pi computer through the process of creating new sounds. Sounds like fun!

Full details:  Sonic Pi Workshop

The Art of Intelligence Analysis with IBM

An exciting challenge will be set in the following workshop at the Centre, on Monday 1 September, from 11am-2.30pm, when simulating a real-life investigation, participants are cast in the role of Intelligence Analysts and, using the award-winning IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook combined with their own brainpower, are asked to solve a fraud case!

Full details:  The Art of Intelligence Analysis with IBM

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