Date & time

Tue, 12 Nov 2024
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£24 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

Welcome to our Maths in Action day!

We are excited to provide your students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts and explore new mathematics areas to enhance their classroom studies. During this enrichment day pupils will participate in a variety of interactive sessions that will challenge and inspire them. Our experienced speakers will guide your students through a range of topics and will provide students with opportunities to collaborate with their peers to solve problems and explore new ideas.

In addition to the interactive sessions, we will hold an exam masterclass session by maths educator Nicole Cozens, tailored explicitly for A-Level Maths students. This session will provide students with strategies and tips for approaching and solving problems commonly found on A-Level Maths exams.

We are confident your students will enjoy the day and leave with a renewed appreciation for the beauty and power of mathematics!

More speakers for this event will be announced soon!

Programme & speakers

How to get rich quick Sophie Maclean, Mathematician and Communicator

Being able to determine the future is a great way to get money. From fairground games to the stock market, knowing what will happen is a great advantage. But even if we don’t know for certain, statistics and probability can help us make valuable predictions. In this session, Sophie gives an introduction to the world of finance and shares some of the Maths she used working as a trader.

Sophie Maclean

About Sophie Maclean

Sophie is a Maths Communicator and a member of the team behind Chalkdust Magazine. She has previously worked as a Quantitative Trader, a Software Engineer, and a Maths tutor.

From Symphony to the Sea Kat Phillips, University of Warwick

Embark on a mathematical journey unraveling the rhythmic harmonies of sound waves, the fluid dynamics of water waves, and their unity through the wave equation. We’ll explore the mathematics governing these rich and complex behaviours through a hands on approach!

Kat Phillips

About Kat Phillips

Kat is a mathematician at University of Warwick working with the Centre for Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science. When she’s not doing research, you can find her promoting maths on twitch, and having conversations about STEM in everyday life.

Nim, Officers, and Other Games Colin Wright, Mathematician and Juggler

People are familiar with all sorts of games, but as we start to look at them with an analytical eye we sometimes find connections and similarities.  In this workshop we play a few games, look for connections, and finish with a result that’s genuinely almost too good to be true.

Colin Wright

About Dr Colin Wright

Colin received his maths doctorate in 1990 from Cambridge University. While at Cambridge he also learned how to fire-breathe, unicycle, juggle and ballroom dance.

Risk and reward Alison Kiddle, Maths Communicator

When we make decisions, we weigh up risks against potential rewards, but humans are notoriously bad at estimating how likely events are. Find out how probability and statistics let us find certainty in an unpredictable world, and discover whether mathematics helped Alison find fame and fortune when they appeared on the TV quiz show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire last year!

Alison Kiddle

About Alison Kiddle

Alison is a mathematician and educator from the East of England. As well as travelling round the UK and abroad to talk about maths, Alison designs puzzles, writes about maths, and creates mathematical art and craft.