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The Rise and Fall of the ENIGMA Machine


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“The Rise and Fall of the ENIGMA machine”

“The Rise and Fall of the ENIGMA machine” will be the subject of a talk on Tuesday 26th September, at St Matthew’s Church, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3PL, hosted by Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT).

The speaker will be Dr. Mark Baldwin, a leading expert. Those listening will also have the opportunity to examine a genuine ENIGMA machine.

This will be a fascinating talk, with the chance also to look around one of Cheltenham’s most impressive church interiors. You can book tickets on the GHCT website for £8 per person, which will include a glass of wine and refreshments.

Tickets will also be available on the door, for £10 per person. Doors will open at 6.30pm for welcome and refreshments, and the talk will start at 7.00pm.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Mark Baldwin (formerly a Lecturer at Imperial College, London) has researched and delivered many presentations on the Enigma machine and related code-breaking topics to audiences from cybersecurity experts and software developers at leading Silicon Valley tech companies, such as Facebook, Dropbox and PayPal, to academic audiences at postgraduate seminars. He was deemed ‘Dr. Enigma’ by Turing Fest.

St Matthew’s Church is in the centre of Cheltenham, opposite the Wilson Museum. There is plenty of parking within a short walking distance. If you park in the North Place car park (GL50 4DW) or its neighbouring NCP car park (GL50 4EJ), you can reach the church by walking down Henrietta St, crossing the High St and continuing along St George’s Place (pedestrian only from the High St).

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