GCHQ historian to celebrate Scarborough centenary on 26 July 2014
News article - 14 Jul 2014
In the centenary year of GCHQ's Scarborough site, the GCHQ historian will be giving a unique and informed lecture on 100 years of British Signals Intelligence at the Scarborough Spa.
Also at the Spa, members of the public may have the opportunity to encrypt a message on one of GCHQ’s original wartime Enigma machines, before it is sent to Bletchley Park, famous home of the wartime code-breakers, via Twitter. Once at Bletchley Park, the message will be decrypted using a reconstruction of the original World War II process, and the decrypt ‘tweeted’ back. The whole event will be live and interactive using two-way Skype video conferencing, ensuring that members of the public in both Scarborough and Bletchley Park can see every part of the encryption/decryption process.