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Bletchley Park Virtual Tour

Activities
Date
20 Jan 2021
Start time
2:00 PM
Venue
Speaker
N/A

Event Information

20th Jan at 2 pm    Cost £9.60 per person

You will know the story of the contribution made by the people employed at Bletchley Park in WWII, and the invention of the Enigma machine. Many of you will have visited the facility, and seen the site and machines, but in a large group, the tour can be tiring, and it can be difficult to see and hear the full demonstration. This interactive virtual tour gives a front-row seat in the comfort of your own home.
Bletchley run these virtual activities for groups from primary schools to universities, as well as organisations like the YPS.

What is involved?

Bletchley Park website gives the following description:-

Tour An immersive 360-degree virtual tour of Bletchley Park’s WW2 history with a learning specialist.

Demonstration A short virtual demonstration of a WW2 working Enigma Machine from our handling collection.

Workshop Activity. (We chose the following activity) Interception to Intelligence: Battle of the Atlantic It is 1941 and the Battle of the Atlantic is at its height. Numerous convoys of essential supplies are being sunk by German Wolf packs and Britain is close to surrender. In the role of codebreakers students will intercept, decipher and translate German Naval communications in order to plan a strategy to get the next convoy safely to Liverpool. 

How will this work? – Virtual Learning Video Conferencing
This will be similar to the YPS Zoom lectures and Café Sci presentations, but more interactive, so we will each need to have a webcam and microphone on our device, so we can be seen and heard. Most devices have the necessary bits, but if you are not sure, contact Margaret Leonard via info@ypsyork.org You will see they are also offering a 15-min ‘dummy run’, which might help us all.
The following information is taken from the Bletchley Park website:-
Team working was essential to making significant breakthroughs at Bletchley Park. During these sessions members will be encouraged to ask questions, solve challenges, work through and engage in a live video conference discussion with our learning specialist.

Pre-downloadable paper learning packs have been designed for each student to support social distancing and individual use requirements. To receive a virtual visit, you will need a computer or mobile device connected to the internet. audio and video enabled device with a web cam. Sessions are accessed via a link provided.

The group will be offered an optional 15-minute pre-session online meeting with a member of the Bletchley Park Learning team, scheduled at a mutually convenient time within the fortnight prior to your learning experience. This is an opportunity to test your software, to ask questions, to enable us to tailor the session to your members and to find out more about how the session will work.

If you would like to join this activity please return the booking form below to the Lodge with your cheque.

Alternatively you can email info@ypsyork.org and pay using Paypal

YPS terms and conditions for single day trips apply, though for this activity we have made no administrative charge. Click on  https://www.ypsyork.org/groups/social-group/yps-activities-booking-terms-conditions-2 

Booking Form

Bletchley Park Virtual Tour
20th Jan at 2 pm Cost £9.60 per person
(Note this is per person, not per computer, so a couple taking part together will need to book and pay for two places)

To:  Margaret Leonard , c/o YPS, The Lodge, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7DR

Please reserve …….. place(s) for me/us. A cheque for £ …..… made out to YPS is enclosed

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Address …………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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*Acknowledgement will be by email. Please enclose SAE if postal acknowledgement required instead.