Date & time

Fri, 29 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45


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

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About this day

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

Bits and pieces: secrets of a digital world James Grime, Mathematician and communicator

See how messages and photos are transmitted on the internet, and the secret messages that tell a film studio when you are sharing movies illegally.  Join James to discover the way messages are transmitted without mistakes, even from space!

James Grime

About James Grime

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James runs The Enigma Project, travelling the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of code breaking. He is also a presenter on the Numberphile YouTube channel.

The movement of crowds Aoife Hunt, Movement Strategies

How many people can you fit into a football stadium or a music festival? How quickly are they all going to be able to get out? These are important questions for event organisers, and mathematicians can help to answer them. Aoife shows how consultants use maths to understand the movement of crowds – whether at Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury or Heathrow Airport.

Aoife Hunt

About Aoife Hunt

Aoife job is to analyse the movements of people. At work, she uses maths and statistics to figure out the patterns of large crowds at venues including Wembley Stadium.

Practical Session Alex Bellos, Author and broadcaster

Alex Bellos returns with a new session jam-packed with puzzles, demonstrations and mathematical conundrums.  You will need a pen and paper for Alex’s presentation.

Alex Bellos

About Alex Bellos

Alex writes the infamous Monday maths puzzle for The Guardian. He is also the author of the popular maths bestsellers Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass.

Doubling and doubling Kyle Evans, Maths communicator

Award-winning maths communicator Kyle D Evans is obsessed with doubling numbers. With the help of a giant chess board, a lot of rice and nearly as many t-shirts, he will share this passion with you.

Kyle Evans

About Kyle Evans

Kyle is an award-winning maths communicator and entertainer who has performed in all corners of the UK, from the Edinburgh Fringe to London’s Science Museum and everywhere between.

Measuring Space Nicole Cozens, Maths Educator

How big is the Earth? How far away is the furthest space craft? How many aliens are there? We will look at questions that people have asked about Space, and mathematical solutions (not all right!) that people created.

Nicole Cozens

About Nicole Cozens

Nicole is has been teaching Maths for over 15 years, and now works for the Advanced Maths Support Programme, mainly talking with students about how great Maths is, surprising (and less surprising) applications of Maths, and how learning more Maths can help you in the future. Nicole has also worked for the National Space Academy for over 10 years, running events with students exploring how Maths is used in Space Science.