I was delighted to finally meet the “other Sue Black” a few months ago at Dundee University ❤️ we’ve known each other for years online but never met in person until Sue invited me up to Dundee as a digital expert.
We are often mistaken for each other, I’m a computer scientist and Sue is a forensic scientist, and congratulated for each other’s work 🤣
It was so wonderful to meet, I’m really looking forward to next time.
I had a wonderful time today receiving an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art ❤️🙏❤️
Massive congratulations to all students graduating today at TheAlbertHall and my fellow honorands Siobhán Davies and Peter Gabriel
#RCAconvocation #lifegoals @siobhandavies #petergabriel
Here I am 9 years ago with the wonderful Captain Jerry Roberts, Bletchley Park codebreaker, at my birthday party. What an amazing man ❤️
One of the hardest things about running the campaign to save Bletchley Park is making friends with incredible people and then losing them 😭
Check out Jerry’s book Lorenz
#bletchleypark #codebreakers #testery #savingbletchley
I chatted to Hannah, giving an overview the day and speaking about the amazing discussions we had all had with the veterans.
Christian Payne interviewed many veterans on the day. Here are just some of his interviews. Enjoy 🙂
Interview by Christian with Bletchley Park veteran Margaret Warner of the WAAF:
Christian interviews Bletchley Park veteran Kathleen Saunders
Christian interviews Bletchley Park veteran Captain Jerry Roberts
Christian interviews Bletchley Park radio security intercept officer Alan Gordon Jackson
For more stories about Bletchley Park and the campaign we ran to save it check out my book Saving Bletchley Park.
US Amazon link here: Saving Bletchley Park
In September 2010 I was campaigning hard for Bletchley Park to be saved. I had started the campaign in 2008 after finding out that Bletchley Park were having financial difficulties and may have to close.
The whole story of the campaign along with the history of Bletchley Park, the women of Bletchley Park, Alan Turing, Enigma and much more are in my book Saving Bletchley Park. Saving Bletchley Park currently has 63 five star reviews on Amazon UK.
Some awesome people came with me on Enigma Reunion day 2010 to interview veterans that came along on the day including former head of GCHQ Sir Arthur Bonsall. Below are a few of those interviews conducted by @radiokate and @ALRanson. Which is your favourite?
If you would like to know more about Bletchley Park and the campaign to save it do check out my book Saving Bletchley Park.
CALLING US BASED FRIENDS!! Need an inspiring and motivating tech speaker in Sept/Oct 2017 or know someone who does?
I’m going to be in Orlando Florida for the annual Grace Hopper Conference from 3-6th October. If you are in the US and would like me to speak (paid, but without travel costs from the UK) in the week before or after those dates please do get in touch. I need to book my flight to Orlando next week, so a quick heads up would be great. More details about me on my speaker page:
Dr Sue Black is always a riveting speaker, with informative content and a personal warmth which makes her a pleasure to listen to. She has a clarity and an ability to get to the heart of something and in simple language which makes her a rare
Baroness Rennie Fritchie, House of Lords
I highly recommend Sue as a speaker. When she spoke at our Leadership Academy for young women in Tech she received brilliant feedback. The audience loved her honesty and advice on how to get on in business whilst remaining your authentic self.
Karen Gill, Owner, Everywoman Ltd.
Sue is a delight to work with, full of enthusiasm, extremely knowledgeable … one of the most inspiring people I’ve met in along time.
Lynette Webb, Senior Manager, Google
I was deeply honoured and absolutely delighted to win the special Editor’s Impact award at the Digital Agenda Impact awards last week for my ” outstanding contribution to technology for good”.
It was an amazing afternoon full of great catchups with friends in the tech for good space and interesting and exciting conversations with so many incredible social entrepreneurs 😍👍🎉