by Cambridge University
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Lectures exploring key historical developments, some of which have been driven by the contributions of Cambridge academics.
||Enigma and the Turing Bombe||This lecture gives a description of the Enigma machine and how it was used operationally by the Germans, followed by an explanation of the how the Enigma messages were broken with the Turing Bombe. Mr Frank Carter works for the Bletchley Park Trust and is||8/12/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||A history of Cambridge Computing||Between 1937 and 1970, computers were difficult to make, difficult to keep running and difficult to use. Since 1970, everything has become progressively easier. Today every academic has at least one computer on his or her desk, and the Computing Service h||8/12/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cambridge Codebreakers and British Intelligence||The foundations of Cambridge's contribution to Bletchley Park's extraordinary successes in WWII were laid in the First World War when codebreaking helped both to defeat the U-Boats and bring the United States into the War. The successes of WWII in turn ma||8/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gods Secretaries The Making of the King James Bible||Acclaimed author Adam Nicolson discusses his landmark book, God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible.||8/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||What is Freedom||Freedom has become perhaps the most central value in current political debate. The lecture tries to clarify what is involved in invoking freedom as a justification. Quentin Skinner is Regius Professor of Modern History and a Fellow of Christ's College. Hi||8/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|