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The Intelligence Factory


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Join us for this free virtual talk where our experts take a deep dive into our newest exhibition, The Intelligence Factory.

Bletchley Park’s Research Historian, Dr David Kenyon, and Research Officer, Dr Thomas Cheetham, will explore our latest and biggest exhibition, The Intelligence factory, giving you a behind the scenes look at this expansion new exhibit. This event will be hosted by our Exhibitions Manager, Erica Munro.

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The Intelligence Factory

Bletchley Park’s Research Historian, Dr David Kenyon, and Research Officer, Dr Thomas Cheetham, will delve into Bletchley Park’s expansion and transformation into a modern intelligence agency. This virtual event will be hosted by Bletchley Park’s Exhibitions Manager Erica Munro.

In the second half of World War Two brainpower, machinery and information-management processes were brought together on a huge scale to provide an invaluable flow of vital intelligence to Allied leaders. To accommodate this increasing need for intelligence Bletchley Park’s workforce, which was 75% female, grew rapidly and numbered nearly 9,000 at its peak. Eight large industrial buildings called blocks were constructed to house this expanding workforce, with Block A, home of Naval Section, being the first.

As the site expanded continuously, managers grappled with the challenge of keeping staff fed, housed, and working at high efficiency as the demand for intelligence grew and grew. Dr Kenyon and Dr Cheetham will explore how these challenges were overcome, how the Bletchley Park intelligence factory was organised, and how the intelligence it produced contributed to winning the war.

After the presentations, there will be a Q&A session where you can ask our team your questions.

Register for this free virtual talk to discover more about our newest exhibition and the Home of the Codebreakers’ expansion and industrialisation during World War two.


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How to join?
Book now. A Zoom link to access the online event will be sent to you before the live event. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

The registration for this virtual talk closes on Tuesday 31 May at 12.00. We will sadly not be able to process any registrations made on the website after this time. Once registered, you will be sent a unique link to access the virtual talk on Tuesday 31 May at 13.00. You will also receive a reminder on the morning of the virtual talk to the email address associated with your booking. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

Please note this virtual talk will take place at 13.00 BST on Tuesday 31 May.

Is there a charge?
This event is free but donations are welcome. As Bletchley is an independent organisation, 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 such as this collaboration, involving 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.

Will the event be recorded?
Please note, this virtual talk will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes only. The recording will not be released following the event.

Will the presentation be shared?
Regrettably, we will not be able to share presentation slides or a transcript after the talk

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We need you! Bletchley Park is proud to be an independent charity and we depend on supporters like you. There are a number of ways you can help us and be part of our history, from buying a ticket, becoming a Friend through to donations, or sponsoring a brick. Over recent years, awareness of the Bletchley Park story has grown, resulting in over 280,000 visitors and over 47,000 participants in the learning programmes in 2019 alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted our resilience  for the future. As we face the evolving challenges of the pandemic, every ticket or membership bought, and every penny you can give will help us safeguard this remarkable site.

Your help will continue the work of Bletchley Park Trust to reflect the outstanding achievements of the Codebreakers – whose work had such an impact on the modern world.

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