I was invited to Surbiton High School earlier this year to speak about my book Saving Bletchley Park. The year 6 girls and teachers went on a trip to Bletchley Park a few weeks ago. Today I was invited back to see all the work they had done and hear about their trip. They had made Anderson shelters, morse code machines, cardboard suitcases and had dressed up in 1940s clothes, it was fabulous. Cross curricula activity at its best 😀👍🎉
Last night was one of the best nights of my life! My book Saving Bletchley Park was launched at Waterstones Piccadilly in central London. It was an amazing evening with speeches, a reading from my book, tears, drinks, great conversation and lots of laughter 😀 Thanks a million to everyone that came and made it such a special night ❤️
Enjoyed contributing to an extremely interesting round table discussion about the UK/US Special Relationship this morning at the U.S. Ambassador in London Matthew Barzun‘s residence Winfield House in Regent’s Park 😀 The conversation ranged from women to technology, from art to Bletchley Park and beyond. Looking forward to some practical next steps to take things to the next level.
My #IWD2016 started with a keynote at King Games in Soho, what a great bunch of people, and supercool offices.
Quick catchup with @lloyddavis and @technokitten for an #IWD2016 podcast
Bumped into Professor Sarah Martindale from Nottingham University outside the House of Commons.
Spent 2 hours live tweeting the #IWD2016 debate for the 50:50 Parliament campaign. Got chucked out for taking a photo, then was let back in to continue.
A wonderful #IWD2016 with so many friends old and new. Happy #IWD2016! 😀👍🎉
It was quite surreal to receive this email today, inviting me to my talk at London South Bank University 🙂
Last night Steve Colgan and I gave a @savingbletchley book talk at Chester Literary Festival. We travelled up together on the train from London together during the afternoon.
After dropping our bags at the hotel we made our way over to Chester Town Hall.
I was so excited as it was the first time I’d given a talk at a literary festival, and the first time I’d read from my book in public.
Questions about the veterans, social media, crowdfunding, cryptography, Enigma, computing and much more 😀
This morning we made our way to Chester station before parting ways, Steve going back off to London
Thanks Mark Carline for the pics not take by me 😀👍
I’ve had a fabulous last couple of weeks, here are some of the highlights, in pictures. No wonder I’m tired 😉
I had a truly awesome day yesterday keynoting the Communities 2.0 conference at the Cardiff Swalec stadium. I gave my talk “If I can do it, so can you” which is all about how technology and education have changed my life, helping me to bring my family out of poverty and into prosperity. I had so much fabulous feedback and met some really lovely people. The digital inclusion people in Wales are an absolutely wonderful bunch.
Communities 2.0 are just having their funding cut at a time when getting people online and tech savvy is becoming critical to lead an everyday life. It’s such a shame that all the good digital inclusion work, which has put Wales in a leading position in Europe, is now being scaled down.
Being in Cardiff was also a great opportunity to meet up with my fab new friend Aimee Bateman. We met when we both gave a talk at TedxClapham recently. I expect really great things from Aimee, what a superstar 😃