Young students attend Alan Turing Cryptography Day 2019

Almost 200 students attended the 2019 Alan Turing Cryptography Day to solve complex puzzles and challenges.

The event took place on 1 May 2019 in the Alan Turing and Simon Buildings. We welcomed students from all over the UK, aged 11-17, to come and crack codes against time to see who got the right solutions first.

After all the puzzles were solved we headed over to the Simon Building, where we were given brilliant talks, live question time and a prize giving ceremony for the LIVE, Crypography and MathsBombe competitions.

Thank you and well done to all the teams that participated in the event!

Congratulations to the winners:

LIVE competition winner

  • Brian from Hereford Cathedral School

Cryptography competition winners

  • 1st Place: EnigmaDecryptor from Christ's College
  • 2nd Place: Brian from Hereford Cathedral School
  • 3rd Place: Loading from Hereford Cathedral School
  • 4th Place: TheCakeIsALie from UCS

MathsBombe competition winners

  • 1st Place: cospiequals0 from Kings Maths School
  • 2nd Place: coolmathgames from Nottingham High School
  • 3rd Place: PythagRus from King Edward VII School

All the team at the University and the schools had a great day, and we thank everyone for helping to make it such a successful and exciting event.

Additionally, we thank Skyscanner who sponsor the Cryptography competition, and the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fund for sponsoring the MathsBombe competition.

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