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Workshops and Talks

Enigma Outreach (including bursary funded visits)

Visits can last for a full school day* or a half-day** and be structured according to your requirements. The sessions outlined below are suggestions and we welcome a discussion on how we can tailor our offering to best suit your needs.

Codes & Ciphers (1 – 2 hours, 30 – 60 students)

A workshop offering a whistlestop tour of encryption methods used throughout history, beginning with simple encryption techniques, dipping into some of the mathematics behind making ciphers more secure, and ending with a hands-on demonstration of a real, working Enigma machine. Students will try some codebreaking of their own.

The Story of Enigma (1 – 2 hours, 30 – 60 students)

A more in-depth discovery of the workings of the Enigma machine, suitable for confident mathematicians working at GCSE level or above. This session also includes a hands-on demonstration of a real, working Enigma machine.

Decoding Bletchley Park (1 – 2 hours, 30 – 250 students)

An interactive lecture-style presentation for groups interested in the history of Bletchley Park as a codebreaking centre in World War Two. This session can include a hands-on demonstration of a real, working Enigma machine.

Assemblies and short presentations can also be arranged as part of our visit to you.

* A “full school day” is up to six hours of sessions within normal teaching hours.

** A half-day visit is up to three hours of sessions within normal teaching hours either before or after lunch.


Online Safety Outreach

Offered in partnership with Intel Security, the Online Safety Programme is designed to encourage people of all ages to think about their safety in the online environment.

What is the Online Safety outreach programme?

  • Age-appropriate interactive materials based on the STOP, THINK, CONNECTTM campaign.
  • Presentations are suitable for any age group and ability range, including 5-8 years, 8-11 years, 11-14 years, 14-18 years, adults, parents, silver surfers and teachers.
  • Free, 30 – 50 minute workshops for students of all ages, taught by Bletchley Park’s Online Safety Officer and/or industry experts from Intel Security.
  • Suitable for both small workshops and large presentations.

The sessions use a common sense approach and cover three areas of online concern:

1. Cyber-security = Security threats and personal information.

2. Cyber-safety = Stranger danger and controlling online friends.

3. Cyber-ethics = Cyberbullying and online responsibility.

You can play our online safety app, Mail Maze, here.