May Event: Secret Scientists: Australian code-breakers in the Second World War

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents: Secret Scientists: Australian code-breakers in the Second World War

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm

Speaker: David Dufty

Venue: Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2616

Cost: Free

During the second world war, a motley collection of mathematicians, classicists, linguists, and radio experts came together in a secret organisation in Brisbane to crack the Japanese military codes. Drawing from his book The Secret Code Breakers of Central Bureau, David Dufty will take us into the hidden lives of these unsung Australian heroes and their world of deadly puzzles.

David Dufty is a Canberra-based writer and researcher. He completed a psychology degree with honours at the University of Newcastle, has a PhD in psychology from Macquarie University, and has worked as a statistician and social researcher at the University of Memphis, Newspoll, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His previous book, How to Build an Android, described modern developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Dinner will follow the lecture (venue TBC). To RSVP for the dinner please email

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