TEnigma3he Bill Tutte Club is a free after-school Maths and Science club, founded in 2013 as an initiative of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund, Newmarket Academy and Newmarket Town Council.

It is intended as a living legacy for Newmarket, allowing local children to explore Maths and Science in a friendly, informal environment.

Our aims are to:

  • inspire children with the Bill Tutte story, and show how exciting Maths and Science can be!
  • create a community of young people with similar academic interests, encouraging collaboration and innovation
  • promote high achievement at Newmarket Academy, and make this visible to the wider community
  • Jason Fitzpatrick, Director, Centre for Computing History, Cambridge (Courtesy of Newmarket Journal)

    Jason Fitzpatrick, Director,
    Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
    (Courtesy of Newmarket Journal)

    strengthen links between Newmarket schools and local businesses

  • encourage a sense of community pride among the residents of Bill Tutte’s home town.

We are open to all children from Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Newmarket area, and we meet once a month at Newmarket Academy, from 4pm to 6pm. Our members come from a wide range of schools, both local and not so local!

New members are always welcome; parents / carers just need to register them at Reception at the Academy when they drop them off for a meeting.

The Club is led by Mrs Guenigault of Newmarket Academy and Dr. Rachel Wood of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund.

Can you help?

We want to inspire children to take their interest in Maths and Science further – do you know a local business which would like to send a speaker, or can you think of any exciting future activities?

Please contact us at club@billtuttememorial.org.uk and let us know!


8th Mar Mathematical Investigations: Discover and Research New Areas of Mathematics – Cllr. Michael Jefferys
8th Feb Animal Magic: Hands on at the Animal Welfare Centre – Jasmine Houston, Animal Welfare Technician Demonstrator, Animal Welfare Centre, Newmarket Academy
11th Jan All about Tests and Assessment: the Test Designer’s Art – Dr. Colin McCarty, Director, Test and Evaluation
16th Nov SITE VISIT at Palace House (National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art)
19th Oct SITE VISIT at Animal Health Trust
5th Oct Searching for Gold: an Investigation of Different Sums – Cllr. Michael Jefferys
13th July The Wonderful World of Waves: Light, Sound, Mexican & More – Mr. Allen, Newmarket Academy (Please bring a musical instrument if you can!)
8th June Extracting the Winning Code: Get to Grips with DNA and Genetics – Briony Jackson, Science Learning & Participation Officer, the National Horseracing Museum
18th May The Key to Happiness: Unlock the Secret Patterns of Mathematics – Cllr Michael Jefferys
13th Apr Graph Games – Professor Graham Farr, Faculty of IT, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
16th Mar Maths Challenge Special – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
10th Feb Cellular Automata: The Game of Life – Cllr. Michael Jefferys
13th Jan 100,000 Lollipops: Fun With Number Bases – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
9th Dec SITE VISIT at Newmarket Equine Hospital
11th Nov Rainbow Reactions: The Chemistry of Colour – Miss Bridge, Newmarket Academy
14th Oct Lost Heroes – and More Codes to Test You! – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
16th Sep Could You Win a Bill Tutte Scholarship?
A chance to meet Joshua Evans, the first Bill Tutte Scholar
8th Jul Lean Manufacturing – SITE VISIT at GE Aviation
10th Jun The Three Dimensional World of Maths – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
13th May Tsetse Flies, Cows and Poverty – Professor Mark Carrington, University of Cambridge
11th Mar Thinking Machines: The Young Inventor’s Guide to Building a Drone – Alister Brain, Research Scientist, IBM
11th Feb Be My Mathematical Valentine – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
14th Jan Amazing Computers – Jason Fitzpatrick, Director, Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
3rd Dec Christmas Maths: Baubles and Snowflakes – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy
5th Nov Loud and Bright: Chemistry for Bonfire Night – Miss Wetherell
1st Oct DNA Sequencing and Us – Dr. Martin Welch, University of Cambridge
10th Sept The Colouring of Maps – Professor Dan Younger
(Patron of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund), University of Waterloo, Canada
2nd Jul Unravelling Complex Codes – Mr. Jefferys
4th Jun Exploring Prime Numbers – Professor David Buckingham CBE FRS
7th May How do Adders multiply? – Colin Barnes, UK Slide Rule Circle
2nd Apr (last week before Easter holidays)
Why James Bond needs to know about prime numbers – Professor Sir John Enderby FRS
5th Mar The Angry Birds’ Revenge – Mrs.Canning
Please bring your least favourite teddy – we will be engineering the downfall of a pile of cuddly toys!
5th Feb Cells and Slides: Biology through the Microscope – Miss Hoyle
8th Jan How to make your own Lorenz Machine from paper – Mrs. Andrews, cont.
(This activity will be filmed for Bletchley Park)


4th Dec Working in binary – Mrs. Andrews
How to make your own Lorenz Machine from paper – Mrs. Andrews
6th Nov Complex Coding, with a real Enigma machine!  – Tom Briggs, Bletchley Park Education Officer
Introducing different bases – Mrs. Andrews
9th Oct Squaring the square cont. – Mrs. Andrews
Constructing an electric question and answer board – Mrs. Wilson
11th Sep Introduction to code breaking – Mrs. Andrews
Squaring the square – Mrs. Andrews