Join us for this re-run of our March virtual event, which marked the 80th anniversary of the opening of Bletchley Park’s ‘Bombe Hut’, 11A, in March 1942.
Bletchley Park’s Research Historian, Dr David Kenyon will explore the impact the Bombe machine had and how it was used to combat the Enigma cipher system. This virtual event will be hosted by Bletchley Park’s Exhibitions Manager, Erica Munro.
The Bombe machines, devised by Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman, were fundamental to Bletchley Park’s successful reading of German Enigma messages during World War Two. These imposing machines helped the Codebreakers to identify the days Enigma settings, enabling them to decipher Enigma messages more quickly.
After Dr Kenyon’s presentation, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask Erica and Dr Kenyon your questions.
This event is free but donations are welcome. As an independent museum, we rely on visitor income and the generosity of supporters. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our resilience for the future. All our events involve a lot of time and work behind the scenes to plan and prepare. If you are able to give, we welcome donations of £5 for this event. Your donation will help us safeguard this remarkable site and continue the work of Bletchley Park Trust to reflect the outstanding achievements of the Codebreakers. Thank you.