Date & time

Tue, 15 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00


UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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About this day

Do your students wonder what mathematicians do?

This inspirational day of mathematics will take them to the cutting edge in fields from statistics, engineering and cyber security to pure mathematics. Five renowned speakers from universities, industries and the media reveal mathematics at its very best and your students will have a whole lot of fun along the way. This day also features a special session with hints and tips for examination success.

Programme & speakers

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.

Mathematical models as experiments to help understand the natural world Tom Ezard, University of Southampton

Tom Ezard

About Dr Tom Ezard

Tom develops mathematical and statistical models to study how climate change interacts with population structure to drive evolutionary dynamics. Tom works on systems ranging from plankton in the oceans to humans across the globe.

The hidden maths in pop music Kyle Evans, Maths communicator

Which Beatles song is very hard to march to?  Is it realistic to love someone more and more each day?  And what would pop music sound like in Flatland?  All these questions and a finite number of others will be answered by Kyle Evans, folk mathemusician

Kyle Evans

About Kyle Evans

Kyle is an award-winning maths communicator and entertainer who has performed in all corners of the UK, from the Edinburgh Fringe to London’s Science Museum and everywhere between.

Enigma and the secret world of code breaking James Grime, Mathematician and communicator

Dr James Grime looks at the fascinating history and mathematics of codes and code breaking – from ancient Greece to the present day – including a demonstration of an original WWII Enigma Machine!


James Grime

About Dr James Grime

Dr James Grime is a mathematician and public speaker. James runs The Enigma Project, travelling the world giving public talks on the history and mathematics of code breaking. He is also a presenter on the Numberphile YouTube channel.

Con-sequence Sara Santos, Maths Communicator

Robotic vision, DNA sequencing, Digital Paper… what do they all have in common? The maths, engineering and computer science of a special number sequence… Any connections with magic tricks are purely illusional… oh wait!…

Sara Santos

About Dr Sara Santos

Sara loves maths, and believes anyone can appreciate the power and beauty of mathematics. She is part of Raising Public Awareness committee of the European Mathematical Society.