Mike Barbakoff is an expert and volunteer at the Bletchley Park museum. His talk provides an overview of the history of the Government Code and Cypher School and Bletchley Park as its WWII war station, why Bletchley Park was chosen, the challenge of the Enigma ciphering machine, selection of the workforce and the development of Colossus, the world’s first computer.
You probably know that Alan Turing (once voted “The Greatest Englishman”) was the genius behind the project, but did you know that several members of his family are buried at Foster Hill Road Cemetery?
Refreshments will be available after the talk. These are free, but a small contribution to the Friends is always welcome.
This talk is free to Friends of the Cemetery.