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Podcast 113: A Historian for the future

Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Overview
Meet GCHQ's new Departmental Historian

For over eight years the Bletchley Park podcast has been privileged to receive help and support from the modern-day version of the wartime Government Code and Cypher School, GCHQ, both as an organisation and from their Departmental Historian.

Previous listeners will know that GCHQ has a new Historian and in Podcast Episode 98, we had the honour of being able to exclusively reveal his identity when we met him at the GCHQ Centenary celebrations at the National Memorial Arboretum in November 2019.

We promised then that we’d catch up with him again, and this month we’re doing just that. Podcast producer Mark Cotton sat down with Dr David Abrutat, the recently avowed Departmental Historian at GCHQ, to find out about his life, his service and what he has planned for his “dream job”.

Image: ©GCHQ

Podcast 113: A Historian for the future
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