We are delighted to have continued support from Arcturus Publishing with the publication of the recent series of puzzle books “The Turing Tests”. These suitably challenging collections contain a varied and fascinating range of puzzles and are available to order now. They have also donated computers, monitors and other IT equipment recently. It was great to … Continue reading The Turing Tests published
We are delighted that Alan Turing was voted the greatest and most influential figure of the 20th Century in the BBC Icons live final. He was up against some incredible people, but Chris Packham made a powerful case for science and for honouring a man whose achievements continue to play such a huge part in … Continue reading Alan Turing wins BBC Icons
Following his motion on recycling PCs that was debated in the Scottish parliament earlier this month, we were delighted to be able to welcome Gordon MacDonald to our workshop in Newbridge, Edinburgh. He was able to meet some of the core members of the team and see for himself how we refurbish PCs ready for … Continue reading Visit by Gordon MacDonald MSP
The Turing Trust and Rotary Club of Currie Balerno were delighted to be recognised for our work in reusing PCs in schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Gordon MacDonald MSP tabled a motion celebrating our work, that has been supported by the Scottish Government International Development Small Grants Programme. The motion received cross party support reflecting the … Continue reading Recognition by the Scottish Parliament
We’re delighted to be working with Software Box Ltd (SBL) to help get ever more computers donated to Malawian schools. We’ve recently received our first shipment from SBL which included some fantastic donations from CSP’s tech amnesty where many attendees brought in their old IT equipment ranging from laptops to mice and keyboards. This is … Continue reading CSP’s tech amnesty is off to a flying start thanks to SBL!
The Turing Trust is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise funds to support our project “Digital Skills for Malawian Students“. Any donations made between midday on Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December 2018 will be match funded – so your donation will be doubled. In Malawi only 3% of schools … Continue reading The Turing Trust Christmas Challenge 2018
What a fantastic day! The sun shone powering the mock up SolarBerry. There were several developments to show off this year – spot the small standalone solar panel running a Raspberry Pi. Within the old cricket hut the solar panels were charging the batteries running two Pi networks – allowing passers by to access a … Continue reading The Turing Trust at Barclays Technology Centre Fun Day
If you missed Turing Talks, then this is what you have been waiting for! We are very grateful to Mally and the rest of the team at Heehaw for donating their time and skills to produce a fantastic record of the first Turing Talks. Head over to the Turing Talks website where you can watch the … Continue reading Videos from Turing Talks are here!
We are delighted to welcome our new sponsors, Arcturus Publishing and to be a part of the latest in their series of puzzlebooks “The Alan Turing Codebreaker’s Puzzle Book”. Alan Turing is often called the father of modern computing. During World War II, he worked at Bletchley Park, where top secret work was carried out … Continue reading Arcturus Publishing – our new sponsors
It was great to see the work Shanti Bhardwa has been doing to set up a mock SolarBerry in the cricket pavilion in the ground of Barclays Technology Centre, Radbroke. Powered by just two 150W solar panels on the roof, he was able to run several workstations, including a raspberry Pi zero showing movies. We … Continue reading Mock up SolarBerry at Barclays Technology Centre Fun day
We are delighted to announce our most recent partnership with Code Your Future, a fantastic and fast growing organisation “supporting refugees with the dream of becoming developers.” As they have expanded into Scotland we have been delighted to support their initiative with hardware but also in collaborating to get some of their learning materials into … Continue reading Introducing Code your Future
A huge thank you to Hutchesons’ Grammar School for their generous donation of IT equipment. We appreciated the great support from Jonathan Caddy, Head of Computing Services, in getting it all ready and helping us load up. It’s fantastic to see schools getting involved with our work supporting digital literacy in schools in across Africa.