Chance to see Enigma machine in Sheringham

A real Enigma machine, as used by second world war Bletchley Park code-breakers, is coming to north Norfolk next week.

Members of the public are invited to see it demonstrated and hear about the work of the men and women, including the famous Alan Turin, whose knowledge of cyphers played a significant part in defeating Nazi Germany.

The Enigma Project, presented by Cambridge University mathematicians, will be at Sheringham High School, Holt Road, on Thursday, September 29, from 7pm-8pm. Refreshments will be provided.

School pupils will get the chance to learn about the code-breakers during a day of activities preceding the evening's public event.

David Berry, physics teacher at Sheringham High, said children from local primary schools would be joining the older students for workshops and hands-on activities to help them understand the role maths played in breaking the Nazi codes.

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He added: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about the application of mathematics and the presentation to students will help them to understand current careers in mathematics and the opportunities available to them, helping them make decisions about their future studies.'

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