6pm 17 November,
After the film we have an exciting Q&A with local resident and Phoenix regular Ruth Bourne who worked at Bletchley Park during WWII on the Bombe machine, as featured in The Imitation Game, and Bletchley researcher and achivist, John Gallehawk. This evening will provide a unique insight into what it was actually like to work with this historical machine and the enormous levels of secrecy surrounding the project.
The Imitation Game is a superb and timely look at one the most brilliant mathematical minds ever to have lived: Alan Turing. It follows Turing’s life from the great mathematician breaking the German ‘Enigma Code’ at Bletchley Park during World War II, through to his own personal turmoil and shameful treatment by the British government. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Headhunters) and based on the book by Andrew Hodges, The Imitation Game stars the engrossing Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Alan Turing, with Keira Knightley (Atonement)in the supporting role as Turing’s closest friend and fellow mathematician Joan Clarke.