Interview with Doron Swade MBE

Doron Swade is an engineer, historian, museum professional and scholar who publishes and lectures widely on the history of computing, curatorship and museology.  He is the author of more than eighty articles and four books.   He is a leading authority on the works and life of Charles Babbage.  During his tenure at the London Science Museum he directed, managed, fund-raised and publicised the construction of the first mechanical calculating engine from original nineteenth century designs by [Charles] Babbage.  In 1989 he founded the Computer Conservation Society and in 2009 was awarded an MBE for his services to the history of computing in the New Year’s Honours List.