Date & time

Mon, 9 Dec 2019
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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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 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.

Simon Singh

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.

Fighting disease with Mathematics Sara Jabbari, University of Birmingham

Discover how differential equations are 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 using mathematical modelling to understand how bacteria behave. She works with microbiologists to use these models in developing new treatments for bacterial infections.

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.

Ed Southall

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.

How To Make The World Add Up Tim Harford OBE, Economist, journalist and author

Join Tim to discover the way statistics can be used to mislead us but also to illuminate the world.

Tim Harford OBE

About Tim Harford OBE

Tim Harford is the author of “The Undercover Economist” and “How To Make The World Add Up”, a senior columnist at the FT, and presents Radio 4’s “More or Less”.

The hidden maths of technology Zoe Griffiths, Maths communicator

Zoe will show students the mathematics behind modern technology and emphasise the importance of learning maths for a career in technology.

Zoe Griffiths

About Zoe Griffiths

Zoe travels the UK and internationally giving mathematics talks and workshops in schools, at science festivals, teacher conferences and at comedy nights.