Mark Baldwin, son of a railway engineer, was born in India, and spent much of his childhood in Africa. On graduation from Cambridge, he worked on a variety of engineering projects, before enrolling at Imperial College, London, on a Masters’ course, during which time he was head-hunted to be a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department.
After 15 years’ university teaching, and a PhD, he moved to Shropshire to grow a book-selling and publishing business which he and his wife had started in 1978. A chance encounter with a book about the Engima machine piqued his interest, which grew over the next 20 years to him becoming one of the world’s foremost experts in the history, human story, and workings of the machine.
He has delivered over 700 ‘Secret War’ presentations to over 60,000 people, and there’s no sign of public interest declining – we all love to ‘know a secret’. His presentations are shaped for specific events, whether postgraduate seminars, business meetings, theatre shows, or primary schools.
Dr Baldwin – who was deemed ‘Dr Enigma’ by Turing Fest, continues to travel the world with his Enigma machine, giving people the chance not only to discover the fascinating Enigma story, but to touch, press and photograph an original, iconic Enigma machine.
If you would like to host a presentation, see the Enigma machine events page, or get in touch using the contact details shown below.