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Mathematicians pick up medals at birthplace of UK codebreaking

Students pose with their certificates form the National Cipher Challenge

Congratulations to Mia Krywonos, Thomas Mo and Luke Constantine-Williams who have been awarded silver medals in this year’s National Cipher Challenge.

The Lower Sixth students were invited to Bletchley Park to receive the award, listen to some maths talks and explore the birthplace of UK codebreaking.

The mathematicians had a brilliant day listening to a talk on ‘Around The World In 80 Games’ by the mathematician, author and presenter Marcus du Sautoy, as well as listening to talk from a mathematician from GCHQ about how codebreaking is used today.

The talks were compered by mathematician and official competition Poet Laureate Harry Baker who performed some of his poems about maths, delivered in a rap style!

Speaking on behalf of the medallists, Luke said: “We found everything incredibly interesting and learned a lot about the history of codebreaking and the vital role it played in the war.”