Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security

  • 29 Nov 2021

    17:30-18:30, Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College

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Speaker: Elizabeth Bruton

Former Science Museum curator

This event is part of the Oxford Intelligence Group seminar series and will take place online.

For over a century, GCHQ has been at the forefront of national security and communications intelligence and the Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security exhibition at various Science Museum Group (SMG) sites from 2019 to 2022 explored the remarkable and little-known world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications from the trenches of the First World War to cyber security today.

Former Science Museum curator Dr Elizabeth Bruton will explore how the Top Secret exhibition was developed, from unearthing treasures from the Science Museum Group's and GCHQ’s historic collections through to considering how the exhibition engaged with the major challenges and opportunities facing those working at the heart of the nation’s security today and examined the trends that could shape tomorrow.

The Oxford Intelligence Group seminars are convened by Gwilym Hughes. For more information and to join this event, please email