15/03/2016: Dr Sue Black presents Saving Bletchley Park | A WeAreTheCity event

Saving Bletchley Park event with Sue Black- WeAreTechnology, BCS Women and Women in Technology Network event

Join WeAreTheCity, BCSWomen and the Women in Technology Network at our event to showcase the launch of the new book by Dr Sue Black, Saving Bletchley Park.

With the upcoming launch of Dr Sue Black’s book Saving Bletchley Park, WeAreTheCity is hosting an evening to show it’s support for both Sue and the remarkable men and women whose work made Bletchley Park a place worth saving.

In an evening supported by BCSWomen and the Women in Technology Network hear from authors Dr Sue Black and Steve Colgan on why they put together the inspirational testament to the staff at Bletchley Park and learn what makes the place such an important part of British history.


Book synopsis: In 1939, Alan Turing’s Bombe machine – the most advanced method used to crack the Nazis’ Enigma code – was born at Bletchley Park. But at the turn of the century, the only cracks left were the ones running through the walls, and the huts where teams of codebreakers had changed the course of WWII were crumbling to the ground.

The lifeblood of some of Britain’s bravest and most inspiring citizens had pulsed through Bletchley’s veins at the most crucial turning point of the war. Here, thousands of men and women contributed to the effort that saved our nation and inspired future generations with their work in the fields of computing and technology.

As Dr Sue Black walked through its fast-disappearing huts and hallways, she asked herself one question: who would save Bletchley Park?

This question galvanised Sue and hundreds of volunteers to use technology in a remarkable new way, sparking a social media campaign that would help bring recognition to its veterans, secure its future and transform it into a world-class heritage centre.

This is the story of the campaign that saved Bletchley Park and an inspirational testament to the remarkable men and women whose work made it a place worth rescuing.

Event Details


  • Venue: BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA


  • 6:30pm – Registration with networking drinks
  • 7:10pm – Presentation from Sue Black about her book and her campaign to save Bletchley Park along with Steve Colgan , co-author.
  • 8:00pm – The Women of Station X
  • 8:30pm – Book signing and further networking
  • 9:00pm – Close



Due to the nature of this event, cancellations will not be refunded the ticket price 5 working days prior to this event. Tickets are only transferable by notifying WeAreTheCity prior to the event in order to process security on the night.  Full event joining details will be sent to you a week before the event and a reminder will be sent the day before the event. This event fee also applies to Careers Club members. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.


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