# Popular, historical, recreational and discursive talks

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All 84 popular, historical, recreational and discursive talks presented in reverse chronological order.

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## 2023

Careers in Maths talk and Mathematical modelling workshop, Year 13, Tupton Hall School, Chesterfield (18/09/2023).

Careers in Maths talk and Cryptography workshop, Year 12, St Mary's Catholic High School, Chesterfield (13/07/2023).

Careers in Maths, Year 12, Outwood Academy Newbold, Chesterfield (10/07/2023).

Puzzles and Games, MathsCity, Leeds (01/06/2023).

Cryptography workshop (Year 12) and Mathematical modelling workshop (Year 7/8), David Nieper Academy, Alfreton (22/05/2023). With Keith Harris.

Mathematical modelling workshops, Year 10 and Year 12, St Joseph's College, Stoke-on-Trent (11/05/2023). With Angharad Ugonna, Alex Shukie and Vijay Teeluck.

Maths in science/Playful puzzles and games workshops, Year 10, Shirebrook Academy, Shirebrook (04/05/2023). With Vijay Teeluck.

Mathematics: Broader Horizons, Year 12 visit day, Sheffield Hallam University (26/04/2023). With Angharad Ugonna, Alex Corner and Keith Harris.

Careers in Maths, Year 12, Bramcote College, Nottingham (25/04/2023).

Could you be a codebreaker?, Year 10, Thistley Hough Academy, Stoke-on-Trent (24/04/2023).

Careers in Maths, Year 12, Bilborough College, Nottingham (31/03/2023).

Mathematics Poster Competition, British Science Week 2023.

Playful puzzles and games, British Science Week 2023, Sheffield Hallam University (14/03/2023). With Alex Corner.

The maths of simple two-player games, Physics lunchtime lecture series, Sheffield Hallam University (31/01/2023).

## 2022

On-Sets: a vintage game of set theory, MathsJam Conference 2022 (19/11/2022).

Games that you don't realise that you're not playing, 24 Hour Maths Game Show (29/10/2022). With Alex Corner video.

Our world simulated with dice, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04-05/07/2022).

Playful puzzles and games, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04/07/2022). With Alex Corner.

There are 40,320 ways to give this talk, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04/07/2022).

Our world simulated with dice, MathsCity, Leeds (02/06/2022).

Mathematics Poster Competition, British Science Week 2022.

## 2020

nimsticks: making games with LaTeX and Lua, MathsJam Conference 2020 (22/11/2020).

Mathematical Objects Roadshow, MathsJam Conference 2020 (21/11/2020). With Katie Steckles.

There are 362,880 ways to give this talk, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications East Midlands Branch, University of Nottingham (30/01/2020).

## 2019

#tmwyk - mathematical play in education, MathsJam Conference 2019 (30/11/2019).

## 2018

Counting caterpillars, MathsJam Conference 2018 (17/11/2018).

## 2016

Mathematical Toddler Toys, MathsJam Conference 2016 (12/11/2016).

## 2015

Nim-like games, MathsJam Conference 2015 (07/11/2015).

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

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

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

## 2014

George Green's Mathematical Influences, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham (12/11/2014).

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

Game theory workshop, East Midlands Big Bang 2014, Derby Roundhouse (10/07/2014). With Kingsley Webster.

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

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

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

## 2013

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

Ox Blocks probabilities, MathsJam Conference 2013 (03/11/2013).

Quarto games of different sizes, MathsJam Conference 2013 (02/11/2013).

Designing Coincidences, Year 9 Masterclass on probability, Liverpool (05/10/2013).

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

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

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

Preliminary analysis of a large data set, MathsJam Conference 2012 (17/11/2012).

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

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

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

## 2011

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

Why the hot light bulb annoys me, MathsJam Conference 2011 (12/11/2011).

Unplanned impact of mathematics, MathsJam Conference 2011 (12/11/2011).

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

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

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

Chance and Coincidence, Manchester Metropolitan University (23/02/2011).

## 2010

Bacon, Small-Worlds, and Your Important Friends: Social Network Theory Explained, University of Leicester (19/11/2010). With Samuel Hansen.

Maths and Computing History tour of Nottingham, University of Greenwich (17/11/2010). With Samuel Hansen.

Bacon, Small-Worlds, and Your Important Friends: Social Network Theory Explained, University of Birmingham (15/11/2010). With Samuel Hansen.

A curious fact about almost every integer, MathsJam Conference 2010 (14/11/2010).

Thinking outside of the box, MathsJam Conference 2010 (13/11/2010).

Cryptography, University of Derby (21/04/2010).

Cryptography, Aberystwyth University (19/03/2010).

Shape of the cosmos, University of Nottingham (16/03/2010).

Puzzles, schools outreach event, Cardiff University (09/03/2010).

Chance and Coincidence, University of Leicester (04/02/2010).

## 2009

Cryptography, University of Southampton (03/12/2009).

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

Cryptography, Heriot-Watt University (27/11/2009).

Puzzles, University of Edinburgh (26/11/2009).

Cryptography, University of St. Andrews (26/11/2009).

Cryptography, University of Aberdeen (24/11/2009).

Cryptography, University of Sheffield (19/11/2009).

Puzzles, Northumbria University (12/11/2009).

Spin in Ball Games, University of York (11/11/2009).

Puzzles, Newcastle University (10/11/2009).

Puzzles, London School of Economics (02/11/2009).

Cryptography, Lancaster University (27/10/2009).

Puzzles, sixth form lecture, University of Liverpool (15/10/2009).

Puzzles, University of York (05/05/2009).

Spin in Ball Games, University of Sheffield (29/04/2009).

Spin in Ball Games, Newcastle University (28/04/2009).

Spin in Ball Games, University of Leicester (05/03/2009).

Spin in Ball Games, University of Greenwich (18/02/2009).

## 2008

Cryptography, Newcastle University (25/11/2008).