Enigma, Bletchley Park & the Battle of the Atlantic

Joint event with IET, IOP and IMech

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2010

Time: 7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm)

Speaker: Mark Baldwin

Location: Dept of Engineering, Robert Blackburn Building, University of Hull

Abstract:

One of WW2's most fascinating stories is that of the Enigma codes, which the Germans believed unbreakable. Nevertheless, at Bletchley Park the Allies read millions of German messages, providing reliable intelligence.

To exemplify the importance of codebreaking in winning the war, Dr Baldwin uses the Battle of the Atlantic, a fierce conflict lasting six years and costing over 60,000 lives.

Having delivered over 300 presentations, Dr Baldwin is currently one of Britain's most experienced speakers on the Enigma machine and the work of the WW2 codebreakers. He has travelled widely throughout Britain addressing a variety of audiences - professional, educational, commercial and the general public.

(accompanied by a 1944 Enigma machine)