“X, Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken” – talk by Sir Dermot Turing

Date: 12-09-2019 Hour: 19:00

Event place: Belfast

Sir Dermot Turing will deliver a talk at the Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast at 7.00pm on 12th September 2019. He will provide an insight into how the intelligence services of three countries; France (X), Britain (Y) and Poland (Z), came together to unravel the enigma machine and explain how this unique collaboration was one of the most secret success stories that made the Second World War victory possible. And how code-breakers from Poland continued their work for Her Majesty’s Secret Service, watching the USSR’s first steps of the Cold War.

Sir Dermot Turing’s uncle – Alan Turing, the computing pioneer who became one of the most influential code breakers of World War II, has been chosen by the Bank of England to be the new face of its 50-pound note.

Before the lecture, a new cross-community shared history educational programme will be launched. For Your Freedom & Ours in association with ACT Innitiative come together to tackle issues around discrimination and prejudice by establishing a twelve months educational project. Through a series of talks, events, study visits and arts initiatives, participants will explore the historical links between Poland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK that was created in the past century.

Sir Dermot Turing’s visit to Belfast is supported by Dr Terry Cross OBE and “The David Cross Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation”.

For more information please contact project coordinator Maciek Bator at 07930476649 or maciek@foryourfreedomandours.com

Numbers are rising fast. With a limited number of tickets and over 60% seats booked, please do not wait until the last minute and order your free ticket today.

WHEN: 12th September 2019, 7pm

WHERE: Great Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN

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