Maths Inspiration Autumn 2011 - Birmingham
England (West Midlands)
9.45am - 12.30pm or 1.00pm - 3.45pm
'Maths Inspiration' is a chance for sixth formers and Year 11s to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live, in big venues, presenting mathematics in the context of real-world and often fun situations. The first show was in 2003, attracting 300 pupils and teachers; in 2009-10, the programme reached over 12 000 teachers and pupils.
They prefer to call their events 'shows' rather than 'lectures', because they are lively, professionally run and entertaining. The event format is almost always of three speakers giving interactive talks on a diverse range of topics. Typically there will be one pure mathematician, one statistician and one engineer in the line-up, and there is always a lively Q&A session at the end of each show. The content is ideal for sixth formers and for interested Year 11s (many of the ideas will be beyond most Year 10s).
Venue: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham.