Bletchley Park Presents - Sarah Harding

SOLD OUT - Sarah Harding, Director of the second, two-part story in Series Two of The Bletchley Circle, will discuss her highly personal connection to Bletchley Park. Her mother, Dorothy Harding, nee Thompson, was a Wireless Operator / Morse slip reader at Bletchley Park, 1943-1945.

As part of the prestigious Bletchley Park Presents lecture series, Sarah Harding will discuss her highly personal connection to the Bletchley Park story. Her mother, Dorothy Harding, nee Thompson, was a Wireless Operator / Morse slip reader at Bletchley Park 1943-1945.   Sarah believes a musical ear helped her mother to listen accurately to Morse code. “I always thought everyone at Bletchley Park was Oxbridge educated, and mathematicians. Although there were a lot of very bright women, absolute accuracy, tenaciousness and focus were important skills too. My mother recognised certain operators - she said she could recognise his thumb.”  

It was a happy coincidence that Sarah’s mother was a Bletchley Park Veteran when The Bletchley Circle script landed on her desk, and she says it’s been a delight to work on a story in which “You can see women characters thinking. They’re not trying to please each other, they’re on a mission.”

Programme

Arrival from 9.30am to enjoy Bletchley Park galleries and exhibitions at your leisure.
 
14.00:  Sarah will talk on The Bletchley Circle, its connections to Bletchley Park and her own Personal connection to Bletchley Park.
15.00:  Q & A Session
15.15:  Tea & Cake served in the Billiard room followed by a book signing.
 
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
 
No refunds available less than two weeks before the event.
 
Much more information about The Bletchley Circle, filmed on location at Bletchley Park.