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Royal Institution Masterclasses

Royal Institution Masterclasses


This series aims to open the eyes of young people to the excitement, beauty and value of mathematics, and in turn, inspire the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The Series is delivered by staff and students from the Mathematics and Statistics Departments. Each masterclass focuses on an aspect of mathematics.

How do students from my school get involved?

Local schools (within easy transport to Coventry) are invited to nominate up to 3 year 9 pupils to attend the Saturday morning Masterclasses at the University of Warwick in the Spring term. These classes commence on 20th January 2024 and finish during British Science Week with a celebration event on 9th March 2024.

Within STEM subjects, there are under-represented groups. We would like teachers to bear this in mind when selecting their students to nominate

Masterclass details

The sessions that have provisionally been organised for 2024 are listed below (note there may be some changes to the final plans)

Date Speaker Title
20/01/2024 Vinay Kathotia (Ri speaker) Power of Two
27/01/2024 Richard Lissaman (Warwick maths) Adventures with Iterations
03/02/2024 Amy Hooker (Ri speaker) Fractals
24/02/2024 Dave Wood (Warwick maths) Taking a Walk on the Wild Side with Symmetry
02/03/2024 Ju-Feng Wu (Warwick maths) Cryptography -- the secret of secrets
09/03/2024 Elke Thonnes (Warwick stats) What are the chances? The wonderous world of probabilities!