After Bletchley Park: GCHQ From 1945 to Now

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 11th February 2020

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

Description: This talk will cover the development of Bletchley Park into Britain's biggest intelligence service, how it worked with other parts of government, and why it was valued. It will cover how it finally became known to the public in 1978 and then GCHQ’s development of an outward face to deal with Internet security in the 1990s, concluding with a consideration of Edward Snowden and his archive.

Price: Free to HA members, branch members, and students. £1.00 for non-members.

Email: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com

Lecturer: Professor Richard J Aldrich, University of Warwick

Region: South-East England

Branch: Portsmouth

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