Natasha Riley from the Bletchely Park Outreach office brought into school a genuine World War II Enigma Cipher machine that had been used by the German army this week. It was the actual machine used in the film ‘The Imitation Game’, and had been handled by Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch. Students were introduced to the history of codebreaking and ciphers, given the opportunity to break a code and to use the Enigma machine (worth approximately £150 000). Students enjoyed learning about the historical and mathematical aspects.
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