Date: 3 October 2002, 09:30
Our next seminar will be held in the Ballroom at Bletchley Park, headquarters of Britain's code breaking in the Second World War. Speakers include a representative from the HSE, Mouchel and Casella Environmental. Each will support the overall objective of the seminar to increase awareness of the new Asbestos Regulations and how they can be managed in the workplace.
The Government Code and Cypher School and MI6 were based at Bletchley Park in World War Two. It is widely believed that their code breaking work shortened the war by about 2 years. It was here that Alan Turin began his work that led to the first commercial computer in the UK.
Quoting from the Trust's literature, "Under its World War Two cover name of Station X, Bletchley Park (BP) was home to some of the finest brains of the day and their efforts in breaking 'unbreakable' enemy codes in the utmost secrecy caused Winston Churchill to coin the phrase 'the geese that laid the golden eggs and never cackled'. During the Second World war, BP seethed with life, intellectual stimulus, individuality, and eccentricity."
We have been keen to work with the BP Trust for some time because we support and believe in the aims of this local charitable trust. Discussions have taken place with the Trust's Management Team over a number of months to secure not only the venue but also their agreement to work with them on a major refurbishment project within the Park. We have offered to support them, in part, by the use of our new software and plan to include a presentation about the project at our seminar.
Our agenda for the morning includes;
Following lunch, there will be an optional tour of Bletchley Park to learn about the key role that BP played in code breaking, including the famous Enigma machine.
Because of the popularity of the venue, and the increasing cost of administration for our seminars, bookings can only be taken on receipt of payment, by credit card or by cheque. Proforma Invoices are available for those that need them in advance of payment of the £90 fee, or £75 for existing ToolKit users excluding VAT. The fee includes lunch, refreshments and the optional tour. Places are limited so please book early and note that cancellation conditions apply. Please see here for more details including the booking form.