Feeds

Olympic Torch to visit Bletchley Park

May encounter George the Robot

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The Olympic Torch will be making a stop at Bletchley Park on its way to London next year, it was announced yesterday.

As part of the route, there will be a photo op at the WWII code-breaking centre, one of the special host locations.

The Olympic Flame will start out in Greece and hit the UK on 18 May on its way to the London 2012 Olympics, which are due to start on 27 July.

On 9 July, schoolkids and residents of Milton Keynes will be able to see the torch progress through the town and Bletchley Park.

"We are delighted and honoured that the Olympic Torch will be visiting Bletchley Park next year," said Simon Greenish, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust. "It is symbolic that 2012 also marks the Centenary of Alan Turing's birth; Turing himself being a world-class athlete of Olympic standards."

“Bletchley Park's inclusion in the Torch Relay is a fitting tribute to the achievements of Turing and all his codebreaking colleagues," he added.

According to a tweet from The National Museum of Computing, there are rumours that George the Robot will also be part of the Torch celebrations.

George is a humanoid radio-controlled robot made in 1950 by the late Tony Sale, a Bletchley Park founding father, when he was just 19 years old. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
China building SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE that travels in a BUBBLE
Shanghai to San Fran in two hours would be a trick, though
Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000
Through 25 per cent but more is needed: Get your UNIQUE rewards!
Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?
How surgery might be making cancer prognoses worse
CRR-CRRRK, beep, beep: Mars space truck backs out of slippery sand trap
Curiosity finds new drilling target after course correction
SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk
No injuries or near injuries. Flight stayed in designated area
Galileo, Galileo! Galileo, Galileo! Galileo fit to go. Magnifico
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But at least I can find my way with ESA GPS by 2017
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?