Engaging with Communications

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From the development of spoken language and early cave paintings, communications in all of its forms has enabled humankind and society to develop and prosper. The story of communications, how it works, what its capabilities are and how it impacts on society is both a fascinating and exciting one. Given the significance of communications technology in today’s world, the aim of this website is to tell that story.

We aim to achieve this in a number of ways. Firstly we trace the history of technology through an extensive collection of artefacts and written papers. Secondly, we offer a range of talks to a general public, school or professional audience. Thirdly, we undertake both restoration and public engagement projects and finally, we organise large exhibitions for a general public and family audience in which we and our partners demonstrate and explain telecommunications technology. You can find out about all of these by following the appropriate link at the top of this webpage.

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30 years of mobile phones in the UK Nigel Linge and Andy Sutton Amberley Publishing, October 2015.

GPO 706 Rotary dial telephone in two tone green Collection of first generation analogue mobile phones A Commodore PET home computer A set of four K6 telephone kiosks A Buzby badge