Details of our events for the public and schools are posted below - we update this list and add new events regularly.

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  • Cambridge Science Festival Maths Public Open Day

    Saturday, 25 March 2017 -
    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    2015 Cambridge Science Festival Maths Open Day

    From Isaac Newton onwards, Cambridge has been associated with some of the most famous mathematicians in history. Modern mathematicians and theoretical physicists work on everything from the Big Bang to number theory, from geometry to modelling the shrinking of Arctic sea ice, exploring quantum information or understanding how disease epidemics spread.

    Join volunteer staff and students from the Faculty of Mathematics to share the excitement of the subject through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations (featuring everything from custard to cosmology!) for visitors of all ages from 8 through to adult.

    The Maths Public Open Day happens only once every two years and last took place in 2015. The event also offers a very rare opportunity to explore inside the fluids dynamics laboratory hidden beneath the lawn of one of the most beautiful modern buildings in Cambridge. Hands-on fluids activities and demos will explore some of the areas Cambridge applied mathematicians work on, ranging from bacteria to avalanches.

    This event is part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival. No booking needed - drop in throughout the event (12 noon - 4pm).

    General public
    Level additional information: 
    All ages from 8 to adult!
  • Maths vs Disease

    Saturday, 25 March 2017 -
    2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Dr Julia Gog

    Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Dr Julia Gog to explore some exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between, with a particular focus on influenza.

    This event is part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival.

    How to book:

    The talk is free but tickets must be pre-booked online.

    This event is currently fully booked - however, to be notified if more tickets become available, please click on the booking link above to join the waiting list, or follow the MMP on Twitter.

    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Suggested age range 15+
  • LMS Girls in Mathematics Day

    Monday, 24 April 2017 -
    10:00am to 4:30pm

    NRICH Y12 girls workshop

    This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is designed to give a stimulating introduction to advanced mathematical problem-solving, and encourage more girls to study Mathematics at university. The day will include talks giving an accessible insight into some of the areas of maths encountered at university, and interactive problem-solving workshops. The event will give an insight into the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in a undergraduate degree, and will support students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.

    The day is hosted jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, and the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, with speakers from the Faculty of Mathematics and workshops led by staff from NRICH and Underground Mathematics.

    The day will also include a parallel information and CPD opportunity for accompanying teachers, exploring the free online A-level Mathematics and STEP preparation resources offered by the University of Cambridge.

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    Outline timetable: (please note timings of sessions are provisional and may change):
    09.45 - 10.30: Arrival and registration
    10.30 - 11.25: Introduction; Talk
    11.40 - 12.50: Problem-Solving Workshop 1
    12.50 - 1.40: Lunch
    1.40 - 2.50: Problem-Solving Workshop 2
    3.00 - 3.30: Panel session and Q&A: Studying Maths at University
    3.30 - 4.20: Talk
    4.20 - 4.30: Short final wrap-up session
    4.30: End and depart

    How to book:

    Booking is now open

    This event is free, but open to school groups only, and places must be pre-booked online.

    This event is aimed at Y12 girls studying A-level Mathematics, especially those who may consider studying a mathematically-related subject at university. Schools/colleges are welcome to bring up to 10 students, plus accompanying teachers (all student groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher). Students must be taking A-level Mathematics (or equivalent): in schools that offer Further Maths A-level, we would expect these students to be Further Mathematicians, but students from schools which do not currently teach Further Mathematics are also warmly welcomed.

    Thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge Widening Participation Project Fund, we have a limited number of small grants available to help contribute to travel costs and/or teacher cover, particularly for schools/colleges which are a considerable distance from Cambridge. Please note that only non-selective state-funded schools, colleges or academies are eligible to apply for these grants. Please register for the event before applying for a grant.

    To get advance notifications about future school events, please sign up for the NRICH teacher email newsletter or follow us on Twitter.
    If you have any questions about attending the event, eligibility or booking, please email us.

    Event full?: 
    Places still available
    Level additional information: 
    Y12 girls taking A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) - please note this event is open to school groups only.