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The Year of Polish-British Cooperation on Breaking the Enigma Code

This exhibition celebrates the Polish-British cooperation in breaking the Enigma code, marking the 80th anniversary of Polish codebreakers coming to the UK.  The Enigma code was a nightmare for secret services all over the world.  It was an unbreakable code granting Germany a tremendous military advantage. ‘Enigma’ means puzzle or secret in Greek. This is how German engineer Arthur Scherbius named the portable electromechanical encrypting machine he constructed. But one Polish mathematician broke the unbreakable code and a new era in the history of cryptology had begun.

If you would like to attend the launch of this exhibition, with Special Guest Sir Dermot Turing, on Thursday 18 May, 5.30 – 7.45pm, please email [email protected]

Free – please drop in