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. Each student will also receive our handy revision guide.
Programme & speakers
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).
Living is a risky business Jennifer Rogers, University of Oxford
Whether bungee jumping or riding a bike, life involves risks. Get to grips with your own personal relationship with risk alongside Jennifer Rogers who shows how statistics can help you make better decisions.
About Jennifer Rogers
Jennifer works alongside other statisticians, clinicians, computer scientists, industry experts and regulators. Jennifer can also regularly be found giving conference talking all things statistics in schools, theatres and pubs, as well as the odd TV and radio appearance.