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My column at The Aperiodical is Travels in a Mathematical World. See all my posts at The Aperiodical.

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## Popular maths talks

View a map of the talks I have given.

All 42 popular maths talks presented in reverse chronological order.

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- Talks about maths promotion;
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### 2018

Counting caterpillars; Maths Jam Conference 2018 (17/11/2018).

### 2016

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

### 2015

Nim-like games; Maths Jam 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 2015; Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham (20/03/2015).

### 2014

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

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

Solving It Like A Mathematician 2014; 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, University of 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; Maths Jam Conference 2013 (03/11/2013).

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

Designing Coincidences; Year 9 Masterclass on probability at the University of 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; History of Mathematics 2012, British Society for the History of Mathematics, Birmingham (08/12/2012).

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

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

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

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

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

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

### 2011

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

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

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

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

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

Solving It Like A Mathematician 2011; 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, University of Leicester (20/04/2011).

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

### 2010

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) and University of Leicester (19/11/2010). With Samuel Hansen.

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

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

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

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

Cryptography; 9 universities (2008-10).

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

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

### 2009

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

Spin in Ball Games; 5 universities (2009).