About this 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. 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
Fermat's last theorem Simon Singh, Writer and broadcaster
Simon Singh, author of a book and director of a BBC documentary about Fermat’s Last Theorem discusses the origin of the problem, describes the heroes and villains who tried and failed to prove Fermat’s Last theorem and tells the story of Professor Andrew Wiles, who conquered Fermat’s challenge after working in secret for seven years.
About Simon Singh
Simon is an author and broadcaster. His books include Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, The Big Bang, Trick or Treatment and most recently The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.
From Euclid to the electric guitar David Acheson, Oxford University
Who really discovered Pythagoras’s theorem? Why is infinity so dangerous? And what has all this got to do with the electric guitar? David takes an off-beat look at some of the major ideas in mathematics with demonstrations and live experiments.
About David Acheson
David Acheson is an Oxford mathematician, and author of two best-sellers: 1089 and All That (2010), and, more recently, The Calculus Story (2017).