Maths with Tom Crawford and Mark Lewney (Years 9 and 10)
What’s the best shape for a virus? Why is diamond the hardest material in the natural world? Why is diamond the hardest material in the natural world? And what is the shape of the universe?
Featuring prominent mathematicians known for their entertaining, accessible style, this conference has been carefully designed both to complement the curriculum and to inspire students in years 9 and 10.
Dr Tom Crawford is a tutor at the University of Oxford with a passion for all things maths! Whether it’s hosting his Funbers series on BBC radio, unpacking equations on his YouTube channel, or explaining the maths of Pokémon on his website, his mission is to make everyone love maths as much as he does. Over the course of two talks, he'll be answering important questions such as: What’s the best shape for a virus? Why is diamond the hardest material in the natural world? And what is the shape of the universe?
Dr Mark Lewney, described by the BBC as “a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix”, appears frequently on TV and radio to make maths accessible to all. He will be introducing the maths of guitars, telecoms, ocean waves, and life itself, using animations to "imagineer" the weird and wonderful world of numbers. Clips of his numerous appearances on the BBC and Channel 4 can be found here.
Both speakers will take questions from your students.
A comment from our previous Maths event:
"Really relevant to the students and will hopefully inspire them to use their mathematical ability" Carr Hill High School
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Friday 29th June 2018
The Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
Tea, coffee and cake will be available for your teachers at the venue as soon as you arrive!
We can help you by providing:
- a risk assessment
- directions to cafes if you choose not to eat your own packed lunches in the venue
- suggested routes to the venue from your school
Teachers with students attend free
Unaccompanied teachers wishing to attend should contact us
Prices do not include VAT, which your school can usually reclaim in full
Following payment you can choose one of the following free:
- Reserved seats near the front
- A school photograph with one of our speakers
- The chance to send to us a question for one of our distinguished speakers in advance, which a representative of your school can ask in the Q&A
(Inevitably, access to these opportunities is limited, and is allocated to schools who request it on a first come, first served basis.)
You can enquire or provisionally book for this conference by filling out our booking form here or by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org