Visit to Bletchley Park: Home of the Enigma
Talk and Tour | Bletchley Park
Wednesday 13 April 2011 - 08:30 until 16:00
A tour of the world's first large scale code breaking centre: Bletchley Park. For many years Bletchley was secretly home to the Enigma cipher machine and the world's first programmable computer, Colossus, used by British code breakers to aid the deciphering of encrypted German messages during World War II.
There will be a visit around the site - where 8,500 people worked in total secrecy (even from one another) during World War II - which will be followed an introductory talk on the workings of Colossus. After lunch, an opportunity to visit the excellent museum which boasts the Enigma machine, the Churchill collection, Alan Turing's workplace, and an exhibition of Ian Fleming's war-time exploits.