Bletchley Park is one of Britain’s most historic sites, and probably the most important for computer science. During World War 2, code-breakers struggled to decode messages encrypted by the famous Enigma machines. The great computer scientist Alan Turing worked there throughout the war on electro-mechanical machines and other techniques to break the Enigma cipher.
Bletchley Park is threatened with closure. The Lottery Fund is offering to donate £4.1m if Bletchley can raise £1.5m. We’re donating a day’s earnings on September 16. Jason Gorman has the details here.