Bletchley Park bring original Enigma machine
Tom Briggs, Education Manager, Bletchley Park Trust
An original Enigma machine
Year 6 and 7 cracking the codes
Tom seen here with Mr Gordon Stephenson, Lead Teacher for Advanced Performance
Year 7 pupils Josh and Alistair with the machine
Year 11 pupils
On Monday 29 February Tom Briggs, Education Manager of the Bletchley Park Outreach team came to Hull Collegiate School to deliver sessions to pupils on the history of codes and ciphers from the time of Julius Caesar to the present day.The sessions also included a brief history of Bletchley Park and the feats of ingenuity, intellect and invention that were performed there, and the exhibition and demonstration of a genuine Enigma machine. Tom brought one of 3 machines from the education department where they have 15 in the collection. Many machines were destroyed during the war but some of the remaining ones can reach up to £120,000 in value. Tom assisted on the film set of The Immitation Game where he taught the cast members how to use the Enigma machine in order to perform their role.