A conference investigating the history of telecommunications with a strong programme of thirty-five papers over two days, from Friday 11th at 2pm to Sunday, 13th, covering issues of technological ‘failure’, path dependence in telecommunications and its business history, new perspectives in the early history of telegraphy, the rise of digital and the internet, communications satellite technology, cultural impacts, and much more.

The programme and further details are available at www.cross-connexions.org.uk. The Science Museum is offering a credit card booking and registration facility thorugh its the call-centre. You will be able to book by credit card over the telephone.

The call centre telephone number is 00 44 (0)207 942 4000.

The deadline for the discounted registration fee of £100 (£60 student rate) is Friday 4th November 2005, while day tickets can be purchased at the event at a rate of £40 (please register early for this).

There will also be a conference dinner, which BT has kindly agreed to sponsor. It will be held on Saturday, 12th November at 8pm in the restaurant at the top of the BT Tower in Euston, London. As the BT Tower is no longer open to the public, this represents quite a unique opportunity with a wonderful total vista of the London skyline at night.

There will be wine and an exquisite buffet meal with seating available in the rotating restaurant. The cost is £50 per head which can be paid either at the conference or in advance by calling the above telephone number. Alternatively, reservations can be made by contacting Chris Chilvers as below.

Chris Chilvers BT Connected Earth Senior Research Fellow Science Museum Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD

[email protected]