Popular maths talks

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All 61 popular maths talks presented in reverse chronological order.

2018

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

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

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

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

  6. 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, British Society for the History of Mathematics Christmas meeting, 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 (stall) 2012, STEM Pop Up Shop, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham (26/10/2012).

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

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

2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008

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

I teach mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University and am a researcher focused on higher education mathematics educational practice. Find out more about Peter Rowlett. This website also houses lists of my publications and talks I have given.

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