Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It played a major role in WW2, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. Over the past twenty years Bletchley Park has become an internationally renowned site and is the main tourist attraction in Milton Keynes, attracting more than 250,000 visitors from around the world in 2016.
White Clarke Group is sponsoring an exhibition dedicated to the life of Bill Tutte, a world renowned mathematician and codebreaker at Bletchley Park. During WW2 he made a brilliant and fundamental advance in cryptanalysis of the extremely complex Lorenz cipher, providing critical details of Hitler’s military strategy and contributing to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Bill Tutte’s work on Graph Theory underpins the function of modern technology such as satnav and online search engines. He passed away in 2002 at the age of 84.
“Bill Tutte is very much an unsung hero. Without strong mathematicians like Tutte it is possible that the outcome of the war could have been very different and that we may not have the same quality of modern information technology we have today. The knowledge that came out of Bletchley Park set the foundations for the work being carried out in technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence today.” said Brendan Gleeson, Group CEO at White Clarke Group.
The Bill Tutte exhibition is now open to the public and is free of charge with entry to the museum. The exhibition can be found in The Mansion, at the heart of the historic Bletchley Park 26 acre site.