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Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is hosting the Milton Keynes series of Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses, which is being organised by The Open University.

Information for participants

  • Masterclasses run from 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday mornings.
  • Each masterclass will take place at Bletchley Park National Codes Centre.
  • Enquiries to the organisers: Dr Susan Pawley, 020 30760283,
  • To book a place, please contact your maths teacher. You may need to direct your maths teacher to this website, and suggest that (s)he contacts one of the organisers.

Travel Information

  • Please note that Bletchley Park charges for entry (including merely driving onto the site). Masterclass participants may enter for free, but parents should be prepared to either pay an entrance fee if they wish to personally deliver their child to the education block, or deliver their child to (and collect them from) the gatehouse.

Arrangements in case of bad weather

Occasionally bad weather or other unforseen circumstances may mean a masterclass has to be cancelled at short notice. If this happens, a notice will be posted here. You are advised to check before travelling!

Programme for 2017

Dates for 2017 are listed below. Masterclasses run from 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday mornings.
  • 30 Sept -- Cryptography Challenge - Charlotte Webb
  • 7 Oct -- Rock, Paper, Nuclear Bomb - Darren Jones
  • 14 Oct -- Infinity: Friend or Foe? - Duncan Joyce
  • 4 Nov -- Games, Goats and Gold - Colin Beveridge
  • 11 Nov -- Falling ladders and folding lines - Lizzie Kimber
  • 18 Nov -- The Enigma of Cryptography - Tom Briggs

About Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses


To stimulate and encourage young people in the art and practice of mathematics and to develop a sense of enjoyment in the subject. For information about the Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclass national programme see

Target group

Pupils in Year 9 in 2017/2018 who are mathematically able and who have potential and interest in the classes.