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

If you would like to receive advance notice about future events please follow the MMP on Twitter to get instant events information and news updates.

You can also watch videos of some of our past talks on YouTube.

  • How to lose $1 billion: technology's most expensive mistakes

    Date: 
    Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Technological advances are crucial for both our social and economic well-being. From NASA's deep space missions to the latest mobile phones and fibre optic networks, we live in increasingly hi-tech times which require three key elements to succeed - ambition, investment and a third element which is easily overlooked, and costs nothing, but without which our high-tech visions might just go up in smoke….

    Join Dr Ems Lord to explore the stories behind high-profile tech projects which went embarrassingly wrong, costing millions if not billions of pounds. We'll discover how those disasters could have been easily avoided, and how valuing our number sense might help us steer clear of making similarly expensive mistakes in our own lives.

    This live online talk is aimed at all ages from 14 - adult.

    How to book

    This online event is part of the 2022 Cambridge Festival. Places are free but must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2022 - to be notified when booking goes live, please follow us on Twitter.

    Level: 
    General public
    Level additional information: 
    Aimed at all ages from 14 - adult.
  • Mathematical Explorers: workshop for 9-11 year olds

    Date: 
    Saturday, 2 April 2022 - 10:30am to 11:15am

    Join Liz Woodham and Charlie Gilderdale from our NRICH team for this live interactive online workshop to work together on some of their favourite mathematical problems. Be prepared to explore, explain and generalise, and discover that everyone can enjoy thinking mathematically!

    This event is aimed at ages 9-11 and parents/carers. Please note that all under-14s must be supervised throughout the event by an adult (who is welcome to join in too!).

    How to book

    This online event is part of the 2022 Cambridge Festival. Places are free but must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2022 - to be notified when booking goes live, please follow us on Twitter.

    Please note timings and details are provisional and will be confirmed nearer to the date.

    Level additional information: 
    This event is aimed at ages 9-11.
  • Thinking Mathematically: workshop for 11-14 year olds

    Date: 
    Saturday, 2 April 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

    Join Charlie Gilderdale and Claire Metcalfe from our NRICH team for this live interactive online workshop to work together on some of their favourite mathematical problems. Be prepared to explore, explain and generalise, and discover that everyone can enjoy thinking mathematically!

    This event is aimed at ages 11-14. Please note that under-14s must be supervised by an adult (who is welcome to join in too!).

    How to book

    This online event is part of the 2022 Cambridge Festival. Places are free but must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2022 - to be notified when booking goes live, please follow us on Twitter.

    Please note timings and details are provisional and will be confirmed nearer to the date.

    Level additional information: 
    This event is aimed at ages 11-14.
  • The Trouble with Quizzles - mathematical workshop for ages 15-17

    Date: 
    Tuesday, 5 April 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Sometimes a simple equation can be very unpredictable. Join Claire Metcalfe and Charlie Gilderdale from our NRICH team in this live interactive mathematical workshop to explore the prospects for a population of rare animals, the Quizzle - and how very small changes can produce very different results.

    How to book

    This online event is part of the 2022 Cambridge Festival. Places are free but must be pre-booked. Booking will open in February 2022 - to be notified when booking goes live, please follow us on Twitter.

    Level: 
    Level additional information: 
    This event is aimed at ages 15-17.