Saving Bletchley Park

By Sue Black

The story of the saving of the home of modern computing

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Thinking Digital 2013

I was delighted to be invited to talk about my book at the Thinking Digital Conference in Newcastle last week. It was an absolutely amazing conference with fabuous speakers on all sorts of digital related subjects from 16 year old Jack Andraka discovering and producing a new cheap and more accurate test for cancer to user experience design from Aral Balkan and new ways of looking at art and photography from artist Alexa Mead. 

I spoke about what led me to Bletchley Park in the first place, its phenomenal importance in our history and a bit about the mainly Twitter led campaigning that I spearheaded. 

I'm really looking forward to being able to tell the stories of all of the other people involved over the years in campaigning to save Bletchley Park. I've interviewed lots of people and have a few more still to talk to. It won't be too long now before I can give talks which include the history of what happened before I even went there. I want to tell everyone about the time when bulldozers were about to flatten the site, the site that saved 22 million lives during World War 2. It gives me the shivers just thinking about it...


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