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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: Sue Pawley
  • To book a place, please contact Sue Pawley directly via the email address below or postal address on your masterclass form.

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 2019

Dates for 2019 are listed below. Provisional timetable of speakers subject to change. Masterclasses run from 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday mornings.
  • 5 Oct -- Numbers in the News - Zoe Griffiths (Think Maths)
  • 12 Oct -- Maths throughout history - Brigitte Stenhouse (Open University)
  • 19 Oct -- Tilings and Patterns - Uwe Grimm (Open University)
  • 9 Nov -- Parabolas and Lines - Rachel Dorris (Royal Institution)
  • 16 Nov -- Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect - Marc Pradas (Open University)
  • 23 Nov -- The Enigma of Cryptography - Tom Briggs (Bletchley Park)

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 2019/2020 who are mathematically able and who have potential and interest in the classes.