Tuesday, 31 January 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Our cities are filled with buildings, roads, cars, buses, trains, bikes, parks and gardens. They are crisscrossed with power, water, sewage and transport systems. They are built by engineers, architects, planners, technologists, doctors, designers and artists. Our cities are shaped by our environment, our society and our culture. And each and every part is built on mathematics. Join Rachel Thomas on a mathematical journey around the world as we uncover the maths that hides in our cities.

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Age range 15+, Admission to the lecture is free but pre-booking is essential - please contact Kerstin Enright on 01223 766839 or email:

Rachel Thomas

University of Cambridge

Rachel Thomas is the Public Engagement Officer for Maths in the City. She is working with Marcus du Sautoy and Marcus' Marvellous Mathemagicians (M3), a group of volunteer maths students, to create walking tours of Oxford and London that will highlight the maths hiding in our urban environments. You can find out more and get involved at the Maths in the City website ( Rachel also edits Plus magazine (, the MMPs award-winning free online magazine for the general public.