Maths in Action at Warwick University
On Monday our Lower Sixth Mathematicians travelled to Warwick University Arts Centre for a series of fascinating talks and lectures on Mathematics in action.
Students listened to five lively and enriching sessions that explored a variety of topics carefully designed to extend students’ knowledge. Talks were led by Mathematicians, Engineers, Statisticians, Architects, Code-Breakers, Data Scientists and other industry professionals and ended in a session on examination success, designed to equip students with the tools to succeed.
Talks ranged from Mathematical modelling in a real-life scenario such as antibiotic resistance, to the history behind prime numbers and Mathematics behind illusions.
Lower Sixth Student, Oscar Savory commented, “in my opinion the best talk of the day was about game theory, learning about unbeatable strategy and how to win any conditional game such as a game called ‘NIM’, the speakers were not only interesting but captivating”.
The trip was a fantastic experience for our Lower Sixth Mathematicians and a great time was had by all!