We believe that public understanding and appreciation of science is very important.
Many of us are engaged in public education programmes. Some of our projects are described on this page. For more information about any of these, of if you would like us to get involved with scientific activities for your school or group, please contact the Head of Schools Liaison for Mathematics and Statistics, Dr Eugenia Cheng.
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Maths on Youtube
Click below to see 10-minute lectures on various subjects in maths for A-level students or first year undergraduates delivered by the "The Mathsters" (aka Dr Eugenia Cheng).
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is launching a programme to stretch and challenge talented local A-level mathematics students. The pilot is currently underway with All Saints School. Participants get a head-start with university courses while still taking A-levels.
The FunMaths Roadshow is a collection of fun mathematical activities suitable for use with school pupils. The activities and props were developed at the University of Liverpool and we have the equipment to run a selection of these activities in Sheffield.
Public lectures and talks for schools
Many members of our staff give non-specialist lectures on a wide range of topics in mathematics and statistics. Below are some recent examples.
- "The Sun: The star on our doorstep" by Dr Rekha Jain
- "YmathematiX?" by Dr Roger Webster
- "Logic vs illogic: why mathematics is easy and life is hard" by Dr Eugenia Cheng
- "Infinity" by Dr Paul Mitchener
- "Codes" by Dr Frazer Jarvis
For more information on any of the above, please contact the Head of Schools Liaison for Mathematics and Statistics, Dr Eugenia Cheng.