BLETCHLEY PARK PODCAST
Released : Aug 7, 2012
Bletchley Park is launching its first ever podcast. It will feature stories told by the codebreakers, staff and volunteers, audio from events and lectures, fascinating facts and artefacts which are still emerging and reports on the progress of the development of Bletchley Park.
The first edition, to be released on Friday 10th August, will feature an extract of the Annual Turing Lecture, given by veteran cryptographer and linguist, Captain Jerry Roberts. Capt Roberts is possibly the only person left alive who intercepted messages from Hitler himself. He arrived at BP in autumn 1941. He said “If it hadn’t been for Turing we wouldn’t be sitting here. I am personally eternally grateful to him that I didn’t have to bring my children up under a Nazi regime. He was not a warrior king but, at that juncture, he was the most influential man in Europe bar none.”
The first edition of the podcast also offers listeners an insight into the large scale development plans for some of Bletchley Park’s derelict codebreaking buildings. Chief Executive of the Bletchley Park Trust, Iain Standen, explains how he plans to spend £7.4 million, restoring some of these historically significant but currently inaccessible huts and blocks.
The podcast will be available to download – free – at Audioboo http://audioboo.fm/channel/bletchley-park, Twitter https://twitter.com/BParkPodcast or follow @BParkPodcast
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For further information, to attend or arrange an interview, contact Katherine Lynch, Media Manager, Bletchley Park 01908 272665, email@example.com
For visitor information, contact 01908 640404, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.bletchleypark.org.uk
Notes to Editors
1. Bletchley Park is the Home of the Codebreakers - where during World War 2 top secret codebreaking work was carried out on behalf of the Allies. It is said that the work carried out at Bletchley Park helped shorten the war by as much as two years.
2. The Bletchley Park Trust was formed in 1992 to save the historic site from being lost to development. Bletchley Park has since opened to the public as a heritage site and museum. The present mission of the Bletchley Park Trust is to preserve and develop Bletchley Park as a world-class museum, heritage site and education centre in order to enhance the understanding of the critical contribution of codebreaking and intelligence in World War II, the birth of computing and electronic security, and how these unique achievements remain relevant today.
3. Details of the exhibitions, operating hours and events at Bletchley Park are available at www.bletchleypark.org.uk, together with details of admissions charges. Bletchley Park is open daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
4. Bletchley Park Trust has initiated a major project to preserve the historic buildings on the site, to develop a world-class museum on codebreaking and the development of computers. Further investment is needed to bring these plans to fruition.
5. Contact: Katherine Lynch, Media Manager, 01908 272665 email@example.com