About this day
With wickedly good speakers with a passion for what is without doubt the best subject (maths), save the date for this exceptional study day. Give your KS5 students the opportunity to meet our crack team of mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, architects, code-breakers, data scientists and more for the ultimate educational experience.
Programme & speakers
The 12 Days of Christmaths Kyle Evans, Lecturer and maths musician
Everyone loves a Christmas song, and everyone knows that the 12 Days of Christmas is the finest Christmas song of all, mostly due to being packed with numbers.
About Kyle Evans
Kyle is the FameLab Winner 2016 and guitar-playing maths lecturer.
How to build a 1000mph car Rob Bennett, Bloodhound SSC
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
About Rob Bennett
Rob Bennett is Chief Inspirer at BLOODHOUND SSC where he works tirelessly to inspire and motivate the next generations into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Seeing the world with mathematics Jacek Brodzki, University of Southampton
While mathematics is often regarded as extraneous to our everyday experience, it is in fact central to our understanding of the world in which we live. Jacek will trace the fascinating development of the key ideas that make mathematics so effective when we try to make sense of our environment, or in some sense, to see our world as it really is. The story will combine the genius of Archimedes with exciting discoveries of generations of mathematicians that came after him to present cutting edge ideas that form the basis of modern data analysis.
About Jacek Brodzki
Jacek is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Southampton, where he is the Director of the new Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Applications. He is fascinated by the way Pure Mathematics can be used to solve difficult problems in Medicine, Biology, and the Sciences. He strongly believes that there has never been a better time to study mathematics than it is now.
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 maths to understand the movement of crowds – whether at Wembley Stadium, Glastonbury or Heathrow Airport.
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.
Living is a risky business Jen Rogers, PHASTAR
Whether bungee jumping or riding a bike, life involves risks. Get to grips with your own personal relationship with risk alongside Jennifer Rogers who shows how statistics can help you make better decisions.
About Jen Rogers
Jen is Head of Statistical Research at specialist CRO, PHASTAR. She is currently Vice-President for External Affairs at the Royal Statistical Society and can regularly be found talking all things statistics in schools, theatres and pubs, as well as the odd TV and radio appearance.