About this day
For A-level and IB students
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. Maths in Action features five lively and enriching sessions exploring a variety of topics carefully designed to extend students’ knowledge. A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive our handy revision guide.
Programme & speakers
Dream Maths Team for University Challenge Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths teacher and Doctorate candidate
Bobby Seagull rose to prominence as captain of Emmanuel College Cambridge. In this talk, he shares who would make his maths dream team for University Challenge. He will explain why these mathematicians deserve their place in history and on this team.
About Bobby Seagull
Bobby was an investment banking trader, chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and a semi-finalist captain on University Challenge. He is an author, TV presenter and now teaches Maths.
Fighting disease with mathematics Sara Jabbari, University of Birmingham
Sara will describe the way mathematics can be used to understand antibiotic resistance, track the dynamics of bacterial infections and even develop new drugs to tackle disease.
About Sara Jabbari
Sara is a mathematician specialising in the modelling of networks of genes that respond to the inter-, intra- and extra-cellular signals that dictate cell behaviour.
Counting factors Vicky Neale, University of Oxford
In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore some questions from the area of maths called number theory. Please have pen and paper ready!
About Vicky Neale
Vicky is Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. Vicky spends her time doing maths, teaching maths and talking maths to anyone who will listen.
Bad stats: what they don't tell you on the news Michael Blastland, author and broadcaster
Join Michael to learn the stats which will give you some of the best bad-news and bad-science spotting skills around.
About Michael Blastland
Michael Blastland created the Radio 4 programme More or Less, wrote several books, presents The Human Zoo on Radio 4, and talks to people about numbers.
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.
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.