Subject

26

Date & time

Mon, 26 Apr 2021
9:45 - 15:00

Venue

Online

Ticket price

Online £12 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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.

Programme & speakers

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.

Sara Jabbari

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.

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.

Bobby Seagull

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.

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!

Vicky Neale

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.

Michael Blastland

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.

Alex Bellos

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.