An audience with Sir Dermot Turing

Illustrated Talk and Q&A

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In the Oscar-winning movie The Imitation Game, code-breaker Alan Turing battles to master the problem of the German Enigma machine. But the real story begins in the bathroom of a Belgian hotel, where a French spymaster is photographing secret documents. A few months later, a mathematician in a dingy room in Warsaw begins to decipher the coded communications of the Third Reich, and to lay the foundations for the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park. What is the truth behind the Enigma myth?

Touring May 2020


13 May, Central Hall

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)


14 May, University Place

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)


18 May, King's College

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)


20 May, Sheldonian

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)

FREE Signed Book

At the end of the event ticket-holders will receive a FREE signed copy of Sir Dermot’s prize-winning book X, Y & Z: the real story of how Enigma was broken.

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