Bletchley Park Week
In March 2022, we once again celebrated our unique partnership with Bletchley Park through a programme of events.
Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellbeing
As the storm clouds of World War Two gathered over Britain, brilliant minds worked tirelessly at Bletchley Park to break the German enigma cyphers. The secret intelligence unravelled by code-breakers was vital to the war effort and is thought to have shortened the conflict by years.
Bletchley Park became the birthplace of modern information technology. Its extraordinary legacy still impacts on us today and resonates through the Artificial Intelligence and cyber security research undertaken by members of Kellogg College.
The week’s events included a trip to Bletchley Park Museum for Kellogg members and their guests; a demonstration by Kellogg Fellow Dr Reuben Binns of his homemade Enigma machine; a ‘Non-expert introduction to AI’ by Alan Turing Institute Fellow Rafael Perera; and demonstrations of an original Enigma machine by a member of the Bletchley Park team.
Watch Professor Rafael Perera’s talk
Enigma Machine Demonstration
Bletchley Park’s Outreach Learning Officer Andrew Fryer and Exhibitions Manager Erica Munro take a closer look at an Enigma machine and how it works.
0:52 – What is an Enigma machine?
1:07 – How does an Enigma machine work?
2:02 – How do the Enigma rotors work?
3:04 – How do you set up an Enigma machine?
3:14 – Enigma settings sheet
11:34 – Enigma plugboard set up
14:34 – Enigma three letter password