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OU Maths Saturday at the National Museum of Scotland

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
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The Open University in Scotland's Maths Team is hosting interactive encryption challenges at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of the museum's Science Saturday events during Maths Week Scotland 2019. 

Celebrate Maths Week Scotland and 100 years of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) with code breaking drop in activities.

Try your skills out with a code breaking trail, discover cipher wheels and enigma machines in the collections and get hands on with morse code challenges.

Can you crack all five codes to find the name of five exhibits in the National Museum of Scotland? Pick up a challenge to give it a try.

Created by The Open University, the OU in Scotland's Maths Team will be on hand to give hints and tips. Take on the role of secret agents with a simulator to exchange messages and figure out the code.

This is a free, drop-in event. More information is available on the National Museum of Scotland website

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