Bill Sherman on “From the Cipher Disk to the Enigma Machine: 500 Years of Cryptography”

April 23, 2015


Please join us for a presentation by Bill Sherman

“From the Cipher Disk to the Enigma Machine: 500 Years of Cryptography”

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence on Codebreaking.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:30 PM with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium

George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to

This event is free for members of the Marshall Foundation who show a membership card on arrival. Members will be given priority seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will be limited.

Non-members will be placed on a waiting list when making their reservations and will be charged $15 at the door if seating becomes available.

Read the full invitation for more information.

Bill Sherman is the head of research at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and a professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of York. A visiting professor or fellow at such renowned institutions as University of London, Folger Shakespeare Library, and New York Public Library, Dr. Sherman has written and spoken about codes, ciphers and the history of espionage. His presentation will include discussion of the controversial idea that William Shakespeare’s plays contained secret code.