Popular maths talks

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All 41 popular maths talks presented in reverse chronological order.

2016

  1. Mathematical Toddler Toys; Maths Jam Conference 2016 (12/11/2016).

2015

  1. Nim-like games; Maths Jam Conference 2015 (07/11/2015).

  2. The unplanned impact of mathematics ; Cafe Sci, Nottingham (20/04/2015).

  3. George Green: A Miller's Tale; Clifton Village Residents' Association, Clifton Village Hall, Nottingham (23/03/2015).

  4. Solving It Like A Mathematician 2015; Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham (20/03/2015).

2014

  1. George Green's Mathematical Influences; Public talk for Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham (12/11/2014).

  2. Chair, From Durer to sudoku: 500 years of recreational maths; British Science Festival 2014, University of Birmingham (06/09/2014).

  3. Solving It Like A Mathematician 2014; East Midlands Big Bang 2014, Derby Roundhouse (10/07/2014).

  4. Co-organiser, What has Mathematics done for us?; IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Manchester (03/07/2014).

  5. A Taste of Maths Jam; after-dinner session, 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education (14/04/2014), with Katie Steckles.

2013

  1. A brief history of mathematics: 5,000 years from Egypt to Nottingham Trent; Nottingham Trent University Maths Society (06/11/2013).

  2. Ox Blocks probabilities; Maths Jam Conference 2013 (03/11/2013).

  3. Quarto games of different sizes; Maths Jam Conference 2013 (02/11/2013).

  4. Designing Coincidences; Year 9 Masterclass on probability at the University of Liverpool (05/10/2013).

  5. The unplanned impact of mathematics: surprising examples of unexpected applications; British Mathematical Colloquium 2013, History of Mathematics workshop, University of Sheffield (27/03/2013).

2012

  1. The Unplanned Impact of Mathematics; History of Mathematics 2012, British Society for the History of Mathematics, Birmingham (08/12/2012).

  2. Unplanned impact of mathematics guest seminar; University of Greenwich (06/12/2012).

  3. Chair, IMA Early Career Mathematicians' Autumn Conference 2012; University of Greenwich (24/11/2012).

  4. Preliminary analysis of a large data set; Maths Jam Conference 2012 (17/11/2012).

  5. Solving It Like A Mathematician 2012; STEM Pop Up Shop, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham (26/10/2012).

  6. Solving It Like A Mathematician 2012; East Midlands Big Bang 2012, East Midlands Conference Centre (28/06/2012).

  7. History of cryptography; University of Salford (06/03/2012).

2011

  1. Unplanned impact of mathematics guest seminar; University of Greenwich (21/11/2011).

  2. Chair, 15th IMA Early Career Mathematicians Conference; University of Bristol (19/11/2011).

  3. Why the hot light bulb annoys me; Maths Jam Conference 2011 (12/11/2011).

  4. Unplanned impact of mathematics; Maths Jam Conference 2011 (12/11/2011).

  5. Maths Puzzles; SSAT Annual Maths Conference 2011, University of Warwick (13/07/2011).

  6. Solving It Like A Mathematician 2011; East Midlands Big Bang 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre (28/06/2011).

  7. A Maths History Tour of Nottingham; History of Maths splinter, British Mathematical Colloquium, University of Leicester (20/04/2011).

  8. Chance and Coincidence; University of Leicester (04/02/2010) and Manchester Metropolitan University (23/02/2011).

2010

  1. Maths and Computing History tour of Nottingham; University of Greenwich (17/11/2010).

  2. Bacon, Small-Worlds, and Your Important Friends: Social Network Theory Explained; University of Birmingham (15/11/2010) and University of Leicester (19/11/2010).

  3. A curious fact about almost every integer; Maths Jam Conference 2010 (14/11/2010).

  4. Thinking outside of the box; Maths Jam Conference 2010 (13/11/2010).

  5. Math/Maths Week; Series of activites with Samuel Hansen, November 2010.

  6. Careers for mathematics graduates; 39 UK universities (2008-2010) slides.

  7. Cryptography; 9 universities (2008-10).

  8. Shape of the cosmos; University of Nottingham (16/03/2010) video slides.

  9. Puzzles; 7 universities (including 2 schools outreach events) (2009-10).

2009

  1. Substitution ciphers: Ancient - Renaissance; University of Nottingham (01/12/2009) video slides.

  2. Spin in Ball Games; 5 universities (2009).