Hosting the computer scientists of the future
During our annual Bletchley Park Week, students from Cheney School in Oxford visited the College to learn about the codebreakers of Bletchley Park and the enigma machine. The students took part in a hands-on demonstration of the codebreaking machine and heard all about the origins of cybersecurity.
Cheney’s Head of Computer Science, Prince Magagula said;
Going to the Kellogg event was an exhilarating opportunity for our students and an invaluable experience. They could not stop talking about it for a week after it happened. I had a couple of Year 11 students going into Year 12 trying to build their versions of the enigma machine. The trip inspired our students’ interest in cybersecurity and code-breaking associated fields. We hope this trip becomes an annual event for our students. I myself enjoyed it immensely and certainly learned a lot.”
Maths teacher and Kellogg Alumna Parisa Khalili Nejad (MSc Learning and Teaching, 2021), told us;
Staff and students from Cheney School were delighted to be part of Bletchley Park week at Kellogg College. Students and staff alike were thrilled to see the Enigma machine not only on display but also in action – an incredible sight! Thank you to all at the College for a fantastic day and for the warmest of welcomes!”
Watch our Bletchley Park Week events online.