Dr Sue Black OBE will discuss “Saving Bletchley Park” at an SCL event hosted by 4 Pump Court and Chaired by Terry Bergin KC.
Bletchley Park is one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance. The work done by the code breakers who worked there underscored every military operation of WWII helping to shorten the war and save millions of lives. But once hostilities had ended, Bletchley Park fell into a slow decline, a situation made worse by the fact that everyone who had worked there was sworn to secrecy. No one would ever know about the astonishing contribution the code breakers made to the war effort. No one would hear about the astonishing technological breakthroughs that were made – including the creation of the world’s first programmable computer. The site fell into ruin and soon there was talk of shopping centres and housing estates. But then Dr Sue Black visited the site and picked up the reins of a small but passionate campaign to save Bletchley Park for the nation. For several years she campaigned tirelessly, raising money and awareness and was instrumental in securing the Alan Turing papers for the nation.
For this event, Dr Sue Black will discuss the significance of the site, its historical importance, and what they learned on their journey while writing Saving Bletchley Park. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
The event will be held at 4 Pump Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7AN on Wednesday 1st February 2017. Registration is from 6:00 with talk starting at 6:15pm.
More information on the event and how to register your place can be found here.
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