King's Worcester

1 June

A Joint Exercise for King’s Mathematicians and Computer Scientists

Lower Sixth Mathematics and Computer Science students enjoyed a trip to Bletchley Park on Friday 18th May, the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. They learned about the importance of coding and cryptography in the Second World War and how the breaking of the Germans’ complex cryptography system, commonly known as Enigma, shortened the war by around two years. It was an amazing experience to see where the codebreakers worked and to see the Bombe machine, one of the machines used in the war by Alan Turing and his fellow codebreakers to break the German Enigma.