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
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’.
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.
Practical session Ed Southall, University of Huddersfield
Ed will run a new session jam-packed with puzzles, demonstrations and mathematical conundrums. You will need a pen and paper for Ed’s presentation.
About Ed Southall
Ed has taught in Education for 12 years in a variety of roles. He has written several books on geometry puzzles as well as teaching and understanding maths.
Mathematical Stories Katie Steckles, Mathematician and Communicator
It’s easy to forget that the mathematical ideas and techniques we study were developed by real people. Katie Steckles tells some stories about mathematicians, and how they’re connected through mathematics.
About Katie Steckles
Katie is a mathematician based in Manchester, who talks about mathematics at universities, schools events, festivals, on BBC radio and TV, in books and on the internet.
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 using mathematical modelling to understand how bacteria behave. She works with microbiologists to use these models in developing new treatments for bacterial infections.