Things Named After Charles Babbage
There have been a number of locations, institutions and others named after Babbage. They include:
- The Moon crater Babbage
- The Charles Babbage Institute, an information technology archive and research center at the University of Minnesota
- Babbage's, an American software retail store in the 1980s and 90s (it was later merged with other stores, into GameStop)
- The large Babbage lecture theatre at Cambridge University, used for undergraduate science lectures
- British Rail named a locomotive after him in the 1990s as part of a program of naming locomotives after famous and significant scientists
- The Babbage Building at the University of Plymouth, where the university's school of computing is based
- The IT Service of Cambridgeshire County Council was based in Babbage House on the Castle Park office complex up until December 2011.
- In Monk's Walk School, there is a block called "Babbage"
- In Chessington, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, a road in a new housing development has been named Charles Babbage Close
- The Babbage programming language for GEC 4000 series minicomputers
- There is a Babbage Room at Totnes Museum, in Totnes where Babbage spent his youth
- "Babbage", The Economist's Science and Technology blog
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