Bletchley Park – war station for Britain’s codebreakers – is nearly 100 miles from where I live, so I don’t go there at the drop of a hat. However, I do go quite often, my first visit being over 20 years ago but, because of the distance, I try to combine calling in at Bletchley … Continue reading The Stolen Enigma machine
Earlier this year, I was invited to one of the UK’s most successful tech companies, Skyscanner, to give a demonstration of my Enigma machine to some of their software engineers. I have found there’s a real interest from ‘techies’ about the Enigma machine story and the Alan Turing connection, and it was a pleasure to … Continue reading Enigma Machine Visits Skyscanner
A collection of nearly 150 letters to and by Alan Turing has been found in a neglected filing cabinet in a storeroom at Manchester University. Turing worked at the university from May 1948, when he was appointed Deputy Director of the university’s Computing Machine Laboratory. There was no Director as such, but the Head of … Continue reading Alan Turing’s Out-tray: cache of letters found
On November 10th, I’ll be presenting a ‘Codebreakers’ show at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham, Wiltshire. Those of you in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset, who found that Worcester was too far north, will now be able to enjoy a full evening’s exploration of the Enigma story, and will get a chance to press the … Continue reading Corsham: Enigma is coming!