----- Forwarded message from Sophie Frew <sophie.frew(a)jesus.ox.ac.uk> -----
From: Sophie Frew <sophie.frew(a)jesus.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Bletchley Park-Comp Soc
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:13:57 +0100
I though your members might be interested in this talk tomorrow night.
It;s for the history society but Brian Oakley has been involved in a lot
of the development surrounding early computers. We'd really like to get
some technically minded people along so it'd be great if you could put
it on your mailing list.
Sophie (OUHS President)
Bletchley Park and the impact of its work on the Second World War
Brian Oakley C.B.E
Wednesday 3rd June
8.15pm Quarrell Room, Exeter College
Bletchley Park was the centre of British intelligence and code-breaking
in the Second World War. Many of the code-breakers were recruits from
Oxford and Cambridge. Their contribution to the war effort has always
been underestimated because of the secrecy surrounding their actions.
Brian Oakley served in the Second World War as an Army signaller passing
the enemies communications on to code breakers at Bletchley Park and
has now become one of its foremost historians. His fascination with
Bletchley Park follows a career strongly linked with the development of
technology and computing. Having graduated with a science degree from
Exeter College, Brian Oakley was a fellow of the Institute of Physics
and president of the British Computer Society. He was also a senior
civil servant, heading up a project for the development of British
technology in the 1980s.
Free for OUHS members, £3 for non-members
Wine will be served after the talk.
----- End of forwarded message from Sophie Frew <sophie.frew(a)jesus.ox.ac.uk> -----
Just a reminder that this Thursday we will be having Lightning Talks at Keble
College at 8pm, followed by drinks bought by Torchbox - a local web design and
development company, and currently hiring!
There is still time to decide to give a talk, but of course you are still
welcome to come along and just watch.