Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Joining Hands: Breaking the Enigma Code

26 September 2023, 4.00pm

Enigma machine
Enigma machine
Enigma machine
26 September 2023, 4.00pm

Joining Hands: Breaking the Enigma Code

Explore the impact of breaking the Enigma Code and the aftermath of this moment both during the Second World War and beyond.
 £10.00 (Concessions: £8.00)

 Box office

 You can also book by calling 0131 226 0014.

 The box office is open Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 6.00pm.

 Check our Festival FAQs for more information.

 Ticket deal

 Save 20% when you book three of more events.

 Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction.

 The offer does not apply to free events.

About the event

The Enigma was an enciphering machine used by the Germans to send messages securely. Polish mathematicians, including Marian Rejewski, worked out how to read Enigma messages and shared this information with the British. At the start of the Second World War, the Germans increased its security by changing the cipher system daily. The Allies would have to find a way to break the code.

Drawing upon historians from Poland and the UK, discover how the breaking of the Enigma Code was an unparallelled episode of international cooperation. Its impact can be traced throughout modern history, from the Second World War onwards.

The panel discussion is hosted by the Director of the National Army Museum, Justin Maciejewski.

The event image is courtesy of the Bletchley Park Trust. 

About the speakers

David Kenyon is responsible for historical research in support of all public content at Bletchley Park. His book Bletchley Park and D-Day was published by Yale University Press in 2019. A second book, Arctic Convoys, Bletchley Park and the War for the Seas, will be published in October 2023.

Jacek Tebinka is a professor at the University of Gdansk. He is the author of several books and has written numerous articles on Anglo-Polish relations, including the breaking of the Enigma Code and intelligence co-operation between Poland and Britain during the Second World War.

Sir Dermot Turing is the acclaimed author of Prof – a biography of his celebrated uncle, Alan Turing – The Story of Computing, and most recently X, Y and Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken. Sir Dermot is a trustee of The Turing Trust and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford.

About the sponsor

This event is kindly supported by the Polish Cultural Institute.

David Kenyon
David Kenyon
Jacek Tebinka
Jacek Tebinka
Sir Dermot Turing
Sir Dermot Turing

 Venue information

 Check our Venues page to find out where we are, how to get here and what facilities are available on site.


26 September 2023
4.00pm - 5.30pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,


National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom