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  • Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine

    Date: 
    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Speaker: 
    Dr James Grime

    One of the great 20th century mathematicians, Alan Turing was a pioneer of computer science who is best remembered as one of the leading code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. Turing's brilliant mathematical insights and innovative thinking helped to break Enigma, the purportedly unbreakable code used by the German military. Join Dr James Grime as he tells the gripping story of both Alan Turing and the Enigma, leading up to this epic battle of man against machine - including a full demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!

    How to book:

    The talk is free but admission is by ticket only. Please note that this talk is now fully booked, but you can join the waiting list to be notified if any tickets are returned.

    About the speaker:

    Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker who works for the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge. For the past six years he has toured the UK, and the world, giving talks about the history and mathematics of codes and code breaking as part of our Enigma Project. He is also well-known as a presenter of mathematical videos on YouTube.

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    This talk will be aimed at an adult audience (ages 16+).
  • Problem-solving opportunities for all students: a CPD event for schools following an NRICH Roadshow visit

    Date: 
    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 9:15am to 3:30pm

    This full-day teacher professional development event is open to all schools that have had an NRICH Roadshow visit between September 2013 and December 2014.

    Led by members of the NRICH team, the day will support you in providing rich problem-solving opportunities for all your students on a regular basis. During the day you will be able to explore some of the substantial collection of problems on the NRICH site and think about how to plan these activities into effective and engaging lessons. The day will help you develop further steps for your school in enabling all students to become confident and competent problem solvers.

    The content of the conference is suitable for Primary, Middle and Secondary schools and there will be opportunities during the day to work in phase-specific groups.

    How to book
    Each school may send one or two participants: one of these should be the Mathematics Subject Leader or Mathematics Head of Department. The cost of the day is £120 per participant, or £180 for two participants. To register, please complete the online booking form.

    Level additional information: 
    Primary, Middle or Secondary school teachers from schools that have had an NRICH Roadshow visit between September 2013 and December 2014.