Public Engagement Activities

Examples of previous events and activities by academics from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Leicester

Our academics are very busy touring the country! Please feel free to contact us if you would like speakers for your events. Contact: Dr Frank Neumann

The Beauty of Shapes - Encounters with the Weird World of Topology
Dr Frank Neumann gave a plenary talk on the beauty and weirdness of topology, held in London as part of the London Student Conferences - Maths Day in November 2013.

Dali, Surrealism and Mathematics
Dr Frank Neumann gave a talk and the importance of mathematics in the art of Dali and surrealism in the Spanish Department of the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester.


LMS Maths Education Grant Primary Maths Outreach Engagement
Dr Sibylle Schroll was involved in KeyStage 1 primary maths outreach activities at

St John the Baptist Primary School in Leicester over several weeks supported by an LMS Maths Education Grant.

How to Talk Maths in Public: An IMA Conference on Public Engagement
Dr Edmund Harriss was one of the speakers at this conference, held at the University of Manchester in June 2010

Newcastle Maker Faire - Part of Science Fest, March 13-14 2010
As part of this event, Dr Edmund Harriss worked with mathematical construction toys and building a sculpture.

Brighton Science Festival 2010: Big Science Saturday
John Hunton, Edmund Harriss and students David Fletcher and Dylan Ragi took their exhibit on Shapes and Tilings to the Brighton Science Festival. Visitors were given a "hands-on" journey through classical and contemporary mathematical research, and saw how abstract Geometry has changed our abilities from the creation of new materials to the understanding of the evolution of viruses.



The Royal Society: The 2009 Summer Science Exhibition
How do shapes fill space? Researchers - including Professor John Hunton and Dr Edmund Harriss at the University of Leicester - are studying how space can be filled with shapes and what this can tell about the natural world and medieval art.
Visit the Royal Society online exhibitions here
Additional information about our input here

Building Mathematical Sculptures
If you are interested in being a partner for such a mathematical sculpture please contact us.

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