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27 Sep 2016

'Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data'

Sir John Dermot Turing

'Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data'

Sir John Dermot Turing, Nephew of Alan Turing and Trustee of Bletchley Park

Date:               Tuesday, 27th September 2016

Time:               5.30pm: Arrival and refreshments

                        6.00pm: Start

                        7.00pm: Finish (approx.) 

Venue:            Stewart Mason Building, Loughborough University (SMB0.14)

 

Overview:
Sir Dermot Turing, Alan Turing’s nephew, will talk about his uncle’s work at Bletchley Park, the origins of the machinery approach to code-breaking, and how this developed at Bletchley. During the course of World War 2 the Government Code and Cypher School transformed decryption from the work of cottage artisans to an industrial-scale intelligence factory. Alan Turing’s lesser-known role in the Machine Coordination and Development section casts light on one of the other secrets of the War – just what was Alan Turing doing after his work on Enigma?

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