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  • Cambridge Science Festival - Maths Public Open Day

    Date: 
    Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    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 day includes hands-on activities, demonstrations and a chance to meet and chat to research staff and students. 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.

    This free event is part of the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival. No booking needed - drop in throughout the afternoon (12 noon - 4pm).

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Ages 8+ to adult
  • 'Naughty numbers and shabby statistics in the news'

    Date: 
    Saturday, 23 March 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Speaker: 
    Professor David Spiegelhalter

    We are all familiar with exaggerated media stories about the risks of daily life, and hearing numbers being used to score points in arguments rather than genuinely inform the public. Join Professor David Spiegelhalter to explore what it means to communicate statistical evidence in a trustworthy way, illustrated with some of the worst, and best, media stories, as he describes recent research on how people understand data graphics, and whether 'experts' can communicate uncertainty without losing trust and credibility.

    How to book

    This event is part of the 2019 Cambridge Science Festival. The talk is free but tickets must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2019.

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Suggested age range: 14+
  • Y12 Girls in Mathematics Day

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

    This full-day event for Year 12 girls (ages 16-17) studying A-level Mathematics is designed to broaden mathematical horizons, 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 insight into some of the areas of maths encountered at university, and interactive problem-solving workshops. The event will explore some of the challenging, exciting and rewarding mathematics encountered in a undergraduate degree, and will give an opportunity for students to develop their mathematical thinking and confidence in tackling challenging problems.

    Booking for this event is not yet open - further details will be available closer to the event.

    Level: 
    Secondary
    Level additional information: 
    Y12 girls studying A Level (or equivalent) Mathematics