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Cottle is sat at a basic wooden desk looking at papers. His colleagues are doing the same

What was life at Bletchley Park really like?

14 Dec 2017 While serving at Bletchley during the war, Basil Cottle kept a diary. It doesn't describe his secret work but gives an insight into the daily routine of those working there.
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GCHQ lights up purple for disability

03 Dec 2017 We are celebrating the vital contribution of GCHQ's staff and raising awareness of disability issues on International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
'Lady Justice' holding scales

Joshua Rozenberg interviews GCHQ's Director for Legal Affairs

02 Nov 2017 In the first interview a serving GCHQ legal advisor has given, Director for Legal Affairs, Douglas and his colleague Kate explain the role the team has in helping to keep Britain safe.
Scout jamboree badges commemorating many different international places

Community Day 2017

08 Dec 2017
GCHQ hosted local community leaders, head teachers, and charities to demonstrate the importance of our community relationships.
Our 2016 10m high Poppy Waterfall, next to the GCHQ Crest in the foyer

When you go home ...

10 Nov 2017
The story behind the Kohima epitaph.
The five boys hold up their winner's cup

Gloucestershire's Young Entrepreneurs impress GCHQ judges

18 Jul 2017
GFirst LEP has run its seventh inter-schools competition to find the county's most innovative young entrepreneur.
Lady taken from a Hush WAACS poster

The Hush WAACs - The secret ladies of St Omer

25 Sep 2017
The story of the women who worked as codebreakers with the British army in France during 1917 and 1918.
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Coding – The next generation

21 Sep 2017
Now the Summer holidays are over and schools are starting back up, Michael reflects on his work running a Code Club at a school last year.
He is wearing naval uniform with cap, double-breasted coat with brass buttons, and is holding a pipe

Introducing Alastair Denniston, our first head

21 Aug 2017
This is the first article in a series giving an overview of the life and work of Alastair Denniston. More articles will follow over the...