About this day
For GCSE students
Our exceptional days of GCSE Maths in Action feature five interactive and informative sessions that will inspire KS4 students.
We will explore fascinating and occasionally unexpected applications which demonstrate that continuing to study maths is important. Each day is supplemented by an examination session which includes hints and tips on how to improve your grades.
Programme & speakers
Rhyme and reason Harry Baker, Poet and mathematician
From winning his school battle-of-the-bands competition with a Jay-Z Maths homage to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry shares poems celebrating language, logic and life itself.
About Harry Baker
World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate. He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons. His work has been shared on TED.com and viewed millions of times worldwide.
Are we made of Maths? Mark Lewney, Mathematician and physicist
Does maths really exist, or is it just something people do? Is the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences something bordering on the mysterious with no rational explanation?
About Mark Lewney
Dr Mark Lewney, the Rock Doctor, winner of the first ever FameLab competition and guitar physicist blows your ears with rock guitar and blows your mind with Superstring Theory.
Counting Factors Vicky Neale, Lecturer and author, Oxford University
In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore some questions from the area of maths called number theory. Please have a pen and paper ready!
About Vicky Neale
Vicky is Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University and the author of ‘Why Study Mathematics?’. Vicky spends her time doing maths, teaching maths and talking maths to anyone who will listen.