Bletchley Park Week
4th-10th March 2018
This special week-long programme of events celebrates Kellogg’s partnership with Bletchley Park, the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. Bletchley Park played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence through the work of code-breakers such as Alan Turing and Donald Michie, work which is thought to have shortened the conflict by years.
Their work continues to have resonance today through the cyber security research undertaken by members of Kellogg College.
Why does Kellogg have a Bletchley Park Week?
Sunday 4th March
Film screening: All are welcome to join us in the College Hub for a screening of ‘The Lives of Others’ a German-language film about surveillance in East Berlin during the Cold War. Further information.
Monday 5th March
Demonstrations: Enjoy a hands-on demonstration of how the Enigma Machine works. There will be two hour-long demonstrations, booking is required for the demonstrations. Further information.
Talk: Bad Science, Better Data, Ben Goldacre, Doctor and best-selling author, will talk through putting data into action including efforts to make the NHS informatics less bad. It is the work at Bletchley Park which has informed how we use data today. Further information.
Tuesday 6th March
Presentation: Computing, Big Data and How it Informs Healthcare, Clare Bankhead and Sarah Stevens will be givng two presentations, on different aspects of vast volumes of medical data and the influcence these have on medicine today. Further information.
Wednesday 7th March
Trip: A trip to Bletchley Park with guided tour. Further information.
Talk: The Role of Women at Bletchley Park, Michael Smith, Bletchley Park Visiting Fellow, will talk us through the amazing work carried out by the women who worked at Bletchley Park. This talk will take place at Bletchley Park. Further information.
Thursday 8th March
Talk: International Women’s Day 2018: Women in the workplace. Join us at Kellogg College on International Women’s Day as we hear from two women who will talk about gender parity in the workplace, sharing their own experiences and exploring what needs to be done to achieve equality across all industries, at all levels, and in all professions. Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town is Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and shadow Brexit minister. Mary Every was a codebreaker at Bletchley Park. Further information.
Friday 9th March
Talk: Science miscommunication online, Kellogg Scholar Magdalena Goralska, will talk on the consequences of the digital age communication. Further information.
Most of the events during Bletchley Park week are free and open to all, including members of the public. Booking may be required, please see each individual event for details. A full list can be accessed here.