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X, Y & Z: The real Story of How Enigma was Broken SOLD OUT

Dermot Turing Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Monday, 1 April 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

The nephew of Alan Turing, Dermot Turing, tells the full story of the breaking of the German Enigma Code including the role played by Polish codebreakers and the Polish, French and British secret services that pre-dated the work at Bletchley Park.

The co-operation between Polish, French and British secret services was codenamed X, Y & Z. Turing explains how a Warsaw mathematician began to decipher the communications in the early 1930s and describes how Polish codebreakers had to be extricated from Nazi-occupied France during the war.

Turing is author of Prof, a biography of Alan Turing. He is a trustee of Bletchley Park and an expert on World war II codebreaking. Here he talks to LBC radio host Matthew Stadlen, a former Telegraph interviewer and BBC presenter.

 

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden