Better World Award Winner 2016

The School of Mathematics celebrates a win at The Better World Awards 2016

The Better World Awards are the faculty's first awards to celebrate and recognise excellent work and activities relating to Social Responsibility. On Monday 8th February, Helen Harper, Sebastian Rees, Charles WalkdenAndrew Hazel and Kees van Schaik were awarded the 'Outstanding Public Engagement Activity Award', which recognises and celebrates the work of staff who engage with the public to share knowledge and/or enrich lives.

The award was in recognition for their hard work and excellent effort working on The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition. The competition is open to all secondary school pupils in Year 11 and below (England and Wales), S4 and below (Scotland) and Year 12 and below (Northern Ireland). Now in it's fifth year, the competition, sponsored by Skyscanner, involves a new cryptographic puzzle being released every week. There are a number of prizes to be won, and the contest finishes with The Alan Turing Cryptography Day, which will be held on Wednesday 27th April 2016.

We wish Andrew, Charles, Sebastian, Helen and Kees a huge congratulations and thank you for their continuing effort on the competition.


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