Code Breakers

Think you're clever? Maybe you are: but are you a GENIUS? Irving Finkel doubts it. There is only one man this curator gives that label to and it is Edward Hincks... upstaged by the evil Rawlinson and with a blue plaque only dogs can see, it seems the only person left to champion him is a swearing beardy man with a passion for Cuneiform.


Do you know the difference between a cryptogamist and a cryptogramist? No? Well it turns out that, during the Second World War, someone in the Ministry of Defence didn’t either.


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Geoffrey Tandy

Florence Schechter is Scicomm-er and comedian and is making a vagina museum. Really.

Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcaster and contributor to BBC's Making History and presenter of The British Museum @iszi_lawrence.


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