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 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 an author, TV presenter and now teaches Maths.
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.
Coloured hats and error correction Beth Romano, University of Oxford
Breakthroughs happen when mathematicians notice links between seemingly unrelated areas. Beth will take us from a game involving different coloured hats to error correction in data transmission.
About Beth Romano
Beth is a member of Somerville College, University of Oxford, where she researches representation theory, the study of symmetries. Her work takes her from number theory to theoretical physics.
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.