Craig Harrington, a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics and a valued member of the Play It Again project team, died 7 October 2014.

After completing a BSc and BSc (Honours First Class), Craig was awarded a scholarship to pursue research in Computer Science . As a doctoral student, he was developing techniques for transferring data from old tapes (Commodore), decoding, verifying and correcting errors to produce error free TAP file images that are compatible with current emulators. He was also developing software for the automatic migration of BASIC code to HTML5 and JavaScript to enable legacy games to run in a browser.

Craig was a gifted scientist, had the most wonderful sense of humour and was also very good cook, especially of cakes and biscuits. We miss him immensely and do not want all his hard work to vanish.

We would like to hear from a post-doctoral researcher who has the skills and passion to continue his research. Please contact Dr Denise de Vries ( for a more detailed description of the work to date.