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. Join singing mathematician Kyle D Evans to explore this festive favourite.
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.
Financial wizards Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths teacher and Doctorate candidate
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 also author of The Monkman & Seagull Quiz Book and The Life Changing Magic of Numbers. He now teaches Maths part-time at secondary school and is researching for his Doctorate at Cambridge University.
Topology and data Ulrike Tillmann, University of Oxford
Topology is the younger cousin of geometry. Euler introduced his characteristic number for graphs and surfaces, and showed us how concentrating on essential topological features can be a powerful tool when solving concrete problems. We will introduce the subject and explain how modern data scientists have made effective use of 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.
TBA Jane Hutton, University of Warwick
About Jane Hutton
Jane works in medical statistics. Her research focuses on developing models to answer questions raised by health care colleagues, and patients.