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Visit to Bletchley Park 2014


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Speaker: Professor David Stupples

Visit to Bletchley Park, Churchill's Secret Intelligence and Computers HQ

Saturday 11 October 2014
Bletchley Park
Milton Keynes



City University London is delighted to invite you to visit Bletchley Park in the company of Professor David W Stupples, Director of the Centre for Cyber and Security Sciences.

Once Britain's Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Open daily, visitors can explore some of the iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks and marvel at the astonishing achievements of the Codebreakers whose work is said to have helped shorten the war by two years. Public interest in Bletchley Park has grown enormously over the past few years and the number of visitors to Bletchley Park in 2012 was 150,000.

Join us for a great experience that will also be an opportunity to network with fellow City alumni.  


11:15 - 11:20  Meet and Greet at new Visitor Centre, Block C by Visitor Service Member.
11:20 - 12:30 Free time to explore Bletchley Park.
12:30 - 14:00 Hot Lunch at the Mansion. During this time Professor Stupples will be available to answer any questions.
14:00 - 15:00 Talk at Hut 12 by Professor David Stupples, Director of the Centre for Cyber and Security Sciences, on the breaking of the enigma code.  You will also have the unique opportunity to try his Enigma cipher machine and a British Type X that was carried on a Lancaster Bomber during Pathfinder Raids.
15:00 - 16:00 Private Guided Tour around Bletchley Park
16:00 - 16:45 Free time to explore Bletchley Park. 

Professor David Stupples

Professor David Stupples specialises in research and development of networked electronic and radio systems. For a number of years he undertook research in military surveillance systems at the Royal Signal and Radar Establishment at Malvern in the UK, followed by satellite surveillance and systems research for the UK Government. He then spent three years developing secure communications and signals processing for surveillance satellites and air defence systems for Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the US. In his early career, Dr David Stupples was employed in radar and communications systems development by the Royal Air Force. Later, he was a senior partner with PA Consulting Group where he was responsible for the company's consultancy work on the design, build and operation large-scale surveillance networks for world-wide clients.

His current research is in networked systems with a focus on multi-sensor surveillance using both active and passive sensors. This research work has intelligence, military and commercial uses with the latter applying to future air traffic management. The research employs a variety of systems modelling techniques particularly to assess the behaviour of networked systems under stressed conditions in order to identify and assess emergent properties for their impact on both safety and integrity.

Professor David Stupples has been applying this research to internet security, particularly focused on cyber terrorism and organised cyber crime for both the UK government and commercial companies. This work has required the development of new systems analysis and modelling techniques to understand the behaviour of complex internet systems. However, he still maintains an active interest in radar systems research; particularly synthetic aperture systems.

Tickets to this special event cost £24 (including Guided Tour and Hot lunch). Please click on the link below to purchase your ticket(s).

Remember you will need to register to our brand new City Alumni Online Hub to register for this event. Registration process is very quick and easy. Click here if you need more information.

Please make sure you don't miss this fantastic opportunity! Note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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11.15am - 4.45pmSaturday 11th October 2014

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