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Warwick hosts special event to explore the mystery of Bletchley Park

Security experts will gather to explore the secrecy and legacy of Bletchley Park at a special University of Warwick event this month.

Michael Smith, author of the book behind the Channel 4 television series on Bletchley Park Station X, will be taking part in the free event at Warwick Business School on Tuesday 29 May.

He will be joined by University of Warwick’s Professor of International Security Richard Aldrich and Professor of Organisational Behaviour Chris Grey.

The high-level intelligence produced at Bletchley Park, codenamed Ultra, provided crucial assistance to the Allied war effort. Sir Harry Hinsley, a Bletchley veteran and the official historian of British Intelligence in WWII, said that Ultra shortened the war by two to four years.

Professor Chris Grey has recently published his book Decoding Organization: Bletchley Park, Codebreaking and Organization Studies which explores how Bletchley Park was made as an organisation. Professor Richard Aldrich is an expert in the technology of secrecy - particularly secure communications. His book GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain's Most Secret Intelligence Agency is an authority in the field.

The event will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm. Drinks will be served 6.30-7pm, with the speakers and questions between 7-8.30pm. To book a place please email flo dot swann at wbs dot ac dot uk.

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For more information please call Kelly Parkes-Harrison,, 02476 150868, 07824 540863.