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Posted on Tuesday 25th February

Dr Joel Greenberg, an educational technology consultant and author of a new biography on Gordon Welchman, Bletchley Park’s Architect of Ultra Intelligence, will be giving a talk at Bletchley Park on 18 May.

Gordon Welchman was one of Bletchley Park’s most important figures during the Second World War and his contribution was fundamental to its success. Along with Alan Turing, he developed a radically new production-orientated approach to machine cryptanalysis. His invention of a device called the Diagonal Board, turned Turing’s design for the Bombe into a workable machine. In 1943, he became responsible for all machine developments at Bletchley Park including the Bombe, Colossus, Typex, Hollerith equipment and the development of more secure British encryption technologies.

Tickets for the event are on sale now via www.BletchleyPark.org.uk and include admission to BP museum and galleries as well as Dr Joel Greenberg's talk and a Q&A session. More information is available here.

Joel Greenberg researches and writes about Bletchley Park and its role in WW2, with a particular interest in how technologies designed and developed there impacted on early computer developments. As a volunteer supporter of BP, he gives lectures and conducts tours of the site. He is also a part-time member of BP’s management team.

Further Reading

Gordon Welchman

Only £25.00

Gordon Welchman

(Hardback - 304 pages)
by Joel Greenberg

'A magnificent biography which finally provides recognition to one of Bletchley's and Britain's lost heroes.' Michael Smith

The Official Secrets Act and the passing of time have prevented the Bletchley Park story from being told by many of its key participants. Here at last is a book which allows some of them to speak for the first time. Gordon Welchman was one of the Parks most important figures. Like Turing, his pioneering… Read more...

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