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The GCHQ 'doughnut' turned into a birthday cake with icing, candles, and birthday greetings

GCHQ wishes Her Majesty a happy 90th birthday

21 Apr 2016 Director Robert Hannigan has sent a special birthday card to the Queen on behalf of GCHQ to wish Her Majesty a happy 90th birthday. The image on the front of the card was specially created by staff as a tribute to the Queen. A photograph of GCHQ’s headquarters, usually known as the 'Doughnut', was altered to turn it into a giant birthday cake to mark the occasion.
Robert Hannigan delivering his speech, image of GCHQ Doughnut lit up as a rainbow, behind

Director GCHQ's speech at Stonewall Workplace Conference - as delivered

15 Apr 2016 Robert Hannigan speaks about the journey GCHQ has made in improving diversity in its workforce and what he sees as some of the challenges for the future. He highlights Alan Turing’s horrific treatment in the 1950s, the sacking of a gay member of staff in the 1960s, and the support a serving transgender member of staff received when she went public about her transition in 2016.
GCHQ stand at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016

Edinburgh International Science Festival welcomes GCHQ

12 Apr 2016 We take part in the prestigious Edinburgh International Science Festival and demonstrate a selection of our interactive STEM games and gadgets.
Katherine wore a stunning long sky-blue romanesque dress with sparkly neckline

Katherine Jenkins OBE thanks GCHQ for keeping Britain safe

28 Apr 2016 Director Robert Hannigan welcomes Katherine Jenkins OBE to GCHQ. The Welsh mezzo-soprano gave up her time to perform for the staff as her...
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National Apprenticeship Week

14 Mar 2016 Read about our Higher Apprenticeship Scheme and hear first-hand from our apprentices about their experiences in our podcasts.
A hooded hacker, looking sinister

The cyber threat

11 Apr 2016 Internet connectivity brings great benefit, but is also exploited by those wishing to cause harm. GCHQ seeks to identify those threats,...