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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

FREE ADMISSION

Can we build a machine that can solve any problem? How can we break a code others believe to be unbreakable? Why do leopards have spots and zebras have stripes? These very different questions in science were all answered by Alan Turing - one of our great 20th century mathematicians, the father of computer science, and most famous as a Second World War codebreaker. We explore Turing’s childhood fascination with maths and science and how it lead to these discoveries, and the breaking of the infamous Enigma cipher. Including a demonstration of an original Second World War Enigma machine! 

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. He can be found touring the UK, and the world, giving talks about the history and mathematics of codes and codebreaking, or through his many maths videos on YouTube.

Suitable for adults and young people aged 16+. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Visit Cambridge Live Tickets website or tel: 01223 357851.

Event takes place at West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.

 

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