In this virtual talk, John Ferris, author and Professor of History at The University of Calgary, will assess the evolution of British codebreaking in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Bletchley Park, and World War Two.
John Ferris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is Professor of History at the University of Calgary, an Honorary Professor at the Department of International Politics of the University of Aberystwyth, and the Department of Law and Politics, Brunel University, and is an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford.
He has written or edited eight books and over 100 articles or chapters on diplomatic, intelligence, imperial, international, military and strategic history, and strategic studies.
His latest book is Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency. Based on unprecedented access to classified archives, Behind the Enigma is the first book to authoritatively tell the entire history of this most unique and enigmatic of organisations; Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
After the talk there will be time to ask John any questions you may have.
How to join?
Book your ticket online here. A link to access the online event will be sent on the day before the event. You will also receive a reminder on the morning of the event to the email address associated with your booking.
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This event is free but donations 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.