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.
The maths of weather and climate Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey
Emily will explore the maths needed to model the weather and climate. She will look at winter storms that hit the UK and the El Nino phenomena which dominates the year-to-year variability of weather over much of the Pacific.
About Emily Shuckburgh
Emily is a climate scientist and mathematician based at the British Antarctic Survey. She leads the national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate.
Windmills of your mind Ben Sparks, Mathematician, musician, teacher
Join Ben to discover how circles and spirals turn up in the most surprising of places can be a source of beauty, awe and mystery as Ben explores ways in which maths can be, literally, moving.
About Ben Sparks
Ben is a mathematician, musician and teacher, based at the University of Bath. He regularly gives talks and workshops to schools. Ben still gets surprisingly excited about imaginary numbers.
Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers Vicky Neale, Lecturer and author, Oxford University
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia. Vicky will describe recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made that reveal how mathematicians work.
About Vicky Neale
Vicky is Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University and the author of ‘Why Study Mathematics?’. Vicky spends her time doing maths, teaching maths and talking maths to anyone who will listen.