'Spy School' family days among summer events

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park code centre.

Two free 'Spy School' family days are among a new series of free summer events at the National Library of Scotland.

The July-September programme includes events which tie in with our Second World War exhibition, 'Scotland's Secret War'.

Spy School, on 23 July and 6 August, shows participants how to be a Special Operations Agent, with training in sending secret messages and breaking codes from British 'spy' Elma Parkington.

Also this month there's a 'Reminiscence Workshop' led by the Living Memory Association. Anyone who experienced air raids, curfews, evacuation, and rationing is invited to share their Second World War memories on 27 July.

Coming up in the next few weeks are talks on:

  • 'The Shetland Bus' maritime route
  • Bletchley Park and the Enigma Code
  • children's literature during the Second World War period.

Full details of our summer programme are on the Events page.

20 July 2005

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