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, Maths communicator
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. Join singing mathematician Kyle D Evans to explore this festive favourite.
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.
How to build a 1000mph car Rob Bennett, Bloodhound Education
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 Education where he works tirelessly to inspire and motivate the next generations into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Financial wizards Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths Teacher, Author & TV Presenter
Bobby will share his personal experience of the financial crisis of 2008 from the trading floors of Lehman Brothers and explore financial derivatives and some of the weapons of math destruction that caused the most chaotic recession in a lifetime.
About Bobby Seagull
Bobby was an investment banking trader, chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and a semi-finalist captain on University Challenge. He is now a maths teacher, author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’ and appears on TV as the co-host of the BBC’s Monkman & Seagull Genius Guides and as a quiz expert on the C4 series ‘The Answer Trap’.
Topology and data Ulrike Tillmann, University of Oxford
Topology is the younger cousin of geometry. Euler showed us how concentrating on essential topological features can be a powerful tool when solving concrete problems. Ulrike will introduce topology and explain how modern data scientists use it.
About Ulrike Tillmann
Ulrike is a mathematician specialising in algebraic topology and data science. She is titular Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and winner of the prestigious Whitehead Prize.
Is this drug safe? Jane Hutton, University of Warwick
All drug treatments have side effects. Jane will describe two court cases in which she gave statistical evidence about safety and effectiveness.
About Jane Hutton
Jane works in medical statistics. Her research focuses on developing models to answer questions raised by health care colleagues, and patients.