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6th Form Code breakers

January 31, 2020

We are so proud of our two 6th Form Latin students, Rosalind and Amy, who have appeared in The Comet this week for their stellar work deciphering a coded Edwardian postcard. The postcard was written 111 years ago and its content remained a mystery until the girls managed to decipher the mixture of Greek letters and mathematical notation into German and then translate it into English. They discovered a very regular correspondence between Helene and, most likely, her sibling in London, in which they discussed a recent marriage, a sick mother and other news. They deciphered it in just a couple of lessons and did what no one else has managed since it was written. What an achievement!

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