Date & time

Thu, 13 Dec 2018
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

Do your students wonder what mathematicians do?

At our interactive and inspirational day they will discover how classroom maths is used by people every day in fields from statistics and engineering to research mathematics. Five renowned speakers from universities, industries and the media reveal mathematics at its very best and your students will have a whole lot of fun along the way!

Programme & speakers

Tor, statistics and the dark net Cerys Bradley, UCL

The dark net is a part of the internet designed to let users hide their identity. Cerys will shine a light on this private world of political activism, cybercrime and more using the immense power of statistics.

Cerys Bradley

About Cerys Bradley

Cerys uses maths to investigate the impact of law enforcement interventions on Dark Net Market users. She is interested in Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Cybercrime.

Patterns and predictions Colin Wright, Mathematician and juggler

Maths is about patterns – finding them, proving that they’re real, and then using them to make predictions. Colin will investigate some patterns – some real, some not real(!) – and see an application in an unexpected place.

Colin Wright

About Colin Wright

Colin received his maths doctorate in 1990 from Cambridge University. While at Cambridge he also learned how to fire-breathe, unicycle, juggle and ballroom dance.

Maths and engineering: joining the dots Delphine Ryan, Aerolegis

Delphine will demonstrate how maths and engineering are very much joined at the hips from the simplest of actions to the most complex human inventions.

Delphine Ryan

About Delphine Ryan

Delphine began her engineering life as a student on live aircraft maintenance at Manchester airport. Upon graduating university, she secured an engineering job in the Ministry of Defence.

A Mind for Maths Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths teacher and Doctorate candidate

Bobby rose to national prominence as a captain of the Emmanuel Cambridge team on the BBC University Challenge quiz. Here he selects his dream team of four mathematicians from history and explains why each person deserves to be on his team “A Mind for Maths”.

Bobby Seagull

About Bobby Seagull

Bobby was an investment banking trader, chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and a semi-finalist captain on University Challenge. He is an author, TV presenter and now teaches Maths.