Derek Redmond - Powerful Inspirational true story...Don't give up!
When you don't give up..You cannot fail!! I want to say a BIG thank you to 'everyone' who has commented on the inspiration that they've received from this vi...
William Bundy
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Harry Golombek
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Gordon Preston
Gordon Bamford Preston (b. 28 April 1925) is an English mathematician who is known for his work on semigroups. He received his D.Phil. in mathematics in 1954 from Magdalen College, Oxford. He was born...
Margaret Rock
Margaret Rock (1903 – 1983) was an English cryptoanalyst who worked as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park during World War II. Her work during the war was classified by the Official Secrets Act 1939 so...
Adam Ficek
Adam Steven Ficek (born 8 March 1974 in Bletchley, Milton Keynes) is an English musician who performs under the 'Roses Kings Castles' name, and was a song writer and member of Babyshambles.Ficek joine...
Tim Souster
Tim Souster (29 January 1943 – March 1, 1994) was a British composer best known for his electronic music output.
Born Timothy Andrew James Souster in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, Souster was educat...
Edward H. Simpson
Edward Hugh Simpson CB (born 10 December 1922) is a British statistician best known for describing Simpson's paradoxalong with Udny Yule.Edward Simpson was introduced to the thinking of mathematical s...
Herbert Marchant
Sir Herbert Stanley Marchant (18 May 1906 – 8 August 1990) was a schoolmaster, at Bletchley Park the codebreaking centre in World War II, and then a diplomat. He was ambassado to Cuba (1960–63) and Tu...
Howard Smith (diplomat)
Sir Howard Frank Trayton Smith, GCMG (15 October 1919 – 7 May 1996) was a British diplomat.
Educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Smith worked at Bletchley Park during World War II a...
D. R. Shackleton Bailey
David Roy Shackleton Bailey FBA (10 December 1917 – 28 November 2005) was a British scholar of Latin literature (particularly in the field of textual criticism) who spent his academic life teaching at...
Sue Black (computer scientist)
Dr Sue Black, FBCS, FRSA (born 1962) is an English computer scientist. She is a Senior Research Associate at University College London, England. She was previously Head of the Department of Informati...
Stephen Gray (musical administrator)
Philip Stephen Gray OBE (11 March 1923 – 30 November 2012) was an English musical administrator, who managed the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for 23 years.
In 1950, together with Da...
Barbara Mauritzen
Barbara Mauritzen was a member of the WRNS during World War II and was posted to HMS Pembroke 5 (billeted at Woburn Abbey).She was one of the female operators first of the Robinson and then Colossus d...
John R.F. Jeffreys
John Robert Fisher Jeffreys (25 January 1916 - 13 January 1944) was a British mathematician and World War II codebreaker. A research fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, Jeffreys joined the codebreak...
Alexander Aitken
Alexander Craig "Alec" Aitken FRSNZ FRSE FRS (1895–1967) was one of New Zealand's greatest mathematicians.
Aitken was born on 1 April 1895 in Dunedin, the eldest of the 7 children of William Aitke...
Dilly Knox
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Nigel de Grey
Nigel de Grey (27 March 1886 – 25 May 1951), CMG, OBE, British codebreaker. Son of the rector of Copdock, Suffolk, and grandson of the 5th Lord Walsingham, he was educated at Eton College and be...
Dennis Babbage
Dennis William Babbage (26 April 1909 – 9 June 1991) was an English mathematician associated with Magdalene College, Cambridge, and with codebreaking at Bletchley Park during World War II. In 1980 Bab...
John Davies Evans
John Davies Evans OBE (22 January 1925 – 4 July 2011) was an English archaeologist and academic, renowned for his research into the prehistory of the Mediterranean, and especially the prehistoric cult...
Shaun Wylie
Shaun Wylie (17 January 1913 – 2 October 2009) was a British mathematician and World War II codebreaker.
Wylie was born in Oxford, England, the fourth son of Sir Francis Wylie, later the first War...
James Ramsay Montagu Butler
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Hugh Sinclair
Admiral Sir Hugh Francis Paget Sinclair, KCB (18 August 1873 – 4 November 1939), nicknamed "Quex", was a British intelligence officer. Between 1919 and 1921, he was Director of British Naval Intellige...
Joan Thirsk
Irene Joan Thirsk, CBE, FBA, FRHistS (née Watkins; 19 June 1922 – 3 October 2013), was a British economic and social historian, specialising in the history of agriculture.She was one of the leading ec...
Kenneth V. Jones
Kenneth Victor Jones (born 14 May 1924, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire) is a British film score composer. Kenneth was a scholar at King's School, Canterbury. This was followed by a 6 month RAF-sponsored ...
John Harper (computer engineer)
John Harper (born 11 November 1937) is a retired computer engineer. He led a Computer Conservation Society/Bletchley Park team that rebuilt a working World War II electromechanical Bombe decryption de...
F. L. Lucas
Frank Laurence Lucas (1894–1967) was an English classical scholar, literary critic, poet, novelist, playwright, political polemicist, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and intelligence officer at B...
James Macrae Aitken
James Macrae Aitken (27 October 1908 – 3 December 1983) was a Scottish chess player. Aitken was born in Calderbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1938 he received a PhD from Edinburgh University on the t...