Bletchley Park

Career and Life Advice for Women in Tech

Sue Black | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sue Black

What did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a driver of a big red London bus. I thought that would be the best job in the world. As I got older my thoughts changed slightly.

Caroline Frost

Benedict Cumberbatch Receives An Important, Backhanded Compliment | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch may have lost out on an Oscar to his fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne, but, for his committed portrayal of mathematician Alan Turing, h...

Will And Kate Will Not Publicly Support Cumberbatch's Campaign For Gay Men

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today rejected a plea to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay men convicted alongside Imita...

Louise Ridley

'Men Were The Bosses In Those Days'.. But 80% Of Britain's WWII Codebreakers Were Female | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

As crowds filled Britain's streets to celebrate the end of the Second World War, there was one part of the victory story that couldn't yet be told. ...

'The Imitation Game' - Success Has Many Fathers...

Witold Sobków | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Witold Sobków

I congratulate the British film industry on The Imitation Game - another outstanding, world-class production... I cannot help but feel disappointed that the Polish contribution to breaking the Enigma code was not more prominently highlighted. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Różycki and Henryk Zygalski, three brilliant Polish mathematicians, must be credited with the first breaking of the Enigma codes.

Her Royal Tweet

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The Queen sent her first ever tweet at the recent opening of a new exhibition at London's Science Museum. The tweet read: 'it is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.' The Queen has a history of engaging with modern technology.

Film Review: The Imitation Game

Victoria Sadler | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The acting is absolutely superb with a stunning central performance from the internet's favourite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, whose portrayal of the tragic hero is full of depth.

Benedict And Keira Wage Battle Of The Cheekbones In 'The Imitation Game'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch has proved he can play a genius with uncanny conviction, with his depictions of real-life space guru Stephen Hawking and literary...

Kate Hears Stories Of Grandmother's Work At Bletchley Park

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories about her grandmother's wartime role at the famous Bletchley Park - home of the code-breakers. Lady Marion ...

Alan Turing: 60 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Turing committed suicide in 1954 - cyanide poisoning from an apple he had deliberately contaminated - widely seen as the result of his conviction in 1952 of indecency (Turing was gay) and the punitive course of chemical castration he was inflicted with as punishment for his 'crime.'

The Codebreaker Who Cracked Hitler's Secret Messages Dies At 93

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

One of the last surviving wartime codebreakers has died at 93. Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts, who died on Tuesday following a short illness, was ...

'The Gay Man Who Saved The World': Bletchley Park Codebreaker Alan Turing To Receive Posthumous Award

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Gay codebreaker Alan Turing will be honoured with a posthumous award for his achievements at a ceremony hosted by Attitude magazine on Tuesday night. ...

Can You Crack This Code?

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Tech

The government's secretive listening post, GCHQ, have launched an online test to recruit the next generation of codebreakers. The first stage of th...

Why Alan Turing's Pardon Matters

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

Only last year the coalition government refused to pardon the 49,000 men all convicted under the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act, the act which recriminalized homosexuality. Alan Turing's conviction came from this Act but he was not the only famous person to suffer this. Oscar Wilde was also famously convicted under this act.

Enigma Online: Google Launches Bletchley Park 'DIgital Museum'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

Google has helped to secure the legacy of Bletchley Park, the wartime HQ of Alan Turing and Britain's heroic codebreakers, by launching a new online m...

Last Surviving Code-Breaker Receives MBE

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

The last surviving code-breaker from the Second World War has received an MBE in the New Year Honours. Bletchley Park mastermind Raymond "Jerry" Ro...

The World's Oldest Working Computer Restored In Britain

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech

The world's oldest computer has been resurrected and rebuilt. 'The Witch' was first designed in 1949 as part of Britain's atomic energy research ef...

Wartime Pigeon Found In Chimney Reveals Coded Messages

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

A dead pigeon discovered down a chimney in Surrey may hold vital insight into code-cracking and military messages during World War II. A little red...

Are You The Next James Bond?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's spy agencies have launched an apprenticeship scheme for teenagers to find the next 'James Bond', it has been not-so-secretly revealed. MI...

Spy Chief Pays Tribute To Enigma Codebreaker Alan Turing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK

The head of intelligence agency GCHQ has paid tribute to World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, saying that the "cost of intolerance was a loss to the ...

How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park - Live From Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Dr Black visited Brazil recently and toured the country lecturing on Bletchley Park and Alan Turing - 2012 being the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Turing.

GCHQ Releases WWII Enigma Code Breaking Turing Papers

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Tech

Papers written by the Nazi Enigma code breaker Alan Turing, have been released by the government communications office, GCHQ. The release marks the ce...

WWII Code-Breaking Centre Bletchley Park Gets £4.6 million Boost

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Tech

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Second World War code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park is to receive £4.6 million to help restore the site that played a pi...

Secret WWII Enigma Codebreaking Documents Revealed After 66 Years (PHOTOS)

Melanie Hick | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK

A top secret report on the full extent of Bletchley Park's involvement in cracking the Nazi enigma code in WWII has been released. The report, writ...