Britain’s wartime codebreaking base could host a national cyber security college
Plans are afoot to build the U.K.’s first National College of Cyber Security at Bletchley Park, the birthplace of the country’s wartime codebreaking efforts.
It was at Bletchley Park that Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, was built during World War II to crack the Lorenz code used by the German high command. Bletchley is also where Alan Turing developed some of his mathematical theories of computing while working on breaking the enigma code.
After the war the site fell into disrepair, but parts of it have been restored and now house the U.K.’s National Museum of Computing.