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Pioneering Bletchley Park codebreaker honoured

28 Sep 2016 Director and a group of GCHQ staff helped stage a special event in Bristol to commemorate the life and work of codebreaker and mathematician Gordon Welchman.
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GCHQ sponsors HackManchester for the first time

26 Sep 2016 We challenge you to develop an innovative online tool in an 24 hour coding competition being run as part of Manchester Science Festival 2016.
Becky White of Ottawa

Canadian Signals Intelligence veteran honoured

22 Sep 2016 93-year-old Becky White of Ottawa receives the Bletchley Park Commemorative Badge for her work during the Second World War
Nikesh Mehta

Recruiting diverse talent to protect modern Britain

16 Sep 2016 Nikesh Mehta, a Deputy Director, talks about why we need more BAME staff working in the Intelligence Services.
Tolkien's record at Bletchley Park

JRR Tolkien was keen to become a cryptanalyst

01 Sep 2016 The author was hand-picked for a course at the Government Code & Cypher School in the late 1930s.

Celebrating the World Wide Web

01 Aug 2016 On World Wide Web Day our Deputy Director Strategy celebrates the advantages the Web has brought and explains how GCHQ helps to protect...