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November 2020

LivMS Popular Lecture – Online event

19 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Simulating Crowds, before, during, and after the pandemic, Aoife Hunt Venue: ONLINE  - 5:00PM Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics https://www.movementstrategies.com/team/aoife-hunt

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MEM Masterclass – CANCELLED

21 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Masterclass 2 of 3 . . . . . All details yet to be confirmed

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December 2020

MEM Masterclass – CANCELLED

5 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
UoL Maths Building, Peach Street
Liverpool, L69 7BX
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Masterclass 3 of 3 . . . . . All details yet to be confirmed Last year: Mathematics of Juggling, Colin Wright

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LivMS Christmas Lecture (Simon Singh) – POSTPONED to December 2021

9 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presenter: Simon Singh. Title: t.b.a. Audience: Year 11 up, and all those interested in mathematics. Venue: University of Liverpool. There is a visitor carpark with entrance on Mount Pleasant and a car park under the Metropolitan Cathedral https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/visit-the-cathedral/ with entrance also on Mount Pleasant. Contact: Peter Giblin pjgiblin@liv.ac.uk Entry is free to all, but booking will be needed. https://simonsingh.net/

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January 2021

AMSP Winter Core Maths Festival, Tim Harford

16 January 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Extracts from 'How to make the world add up', Tim Harford Saturday 16 January, 9:30-10:30 Tim will highlight gems from his latest book, igniting your curiosity and inspiring you to pass these tools on to your students. Tim has even agreed to undertake a Core Maths question live in the session! Venue: ONLINE  - 9:30AM Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics Attendance is free but you should apply here:  https://forms.mei.org.uk/core-maths-festival/7976 Overview AMSP's Winter Core Maths Festival is comprised of three one-hour…

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AMSP Winter Core Maths Festival, Rob Eastaway

21 January 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Algorithms; Mathematical models; Statistical analysis and sport! Rob Eastaway Thursday 21 January, 16:30-17:30 Venue: ONLINE  - 16:30PM Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics Attendance is free but you should apply here:  https://forms.mei.org.uk/core-maths-festival/7977 Content Speaker: Rob Eastaway Algorithms; Mathematical models; Statistical analysis. These Core Maths skills are more relevant today than they have ever been. And one of the most engaging ways to learn about them is through sport! You may not realise this, but Maths Inspiration guru and author of eleven books, Rob Eastaway, has been instrumental in…

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AMSP Winter Core Maths Festival, Angela Saini

23 January 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Minority-ethnic health and racial disparity, Angela Saini Saturday 23 January, 09:30-10:30 Venue: ONLINE  - 09:30AM Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics Attendance is free but you should apply here:  https://forms.mei.org.uk/core-maths-festival/7978 Content Speaker: Angela Saini We are honoured that Angela Saini, award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster is taking part in our Winter Core Maths Festival. This year she was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect Magazine and her books, Superior, Inferior and Geek Nation have received widespread critical acclaim. “It has…

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February 2021

MEM & LivMS Challenge competitions

15 February 2021 - 19 March 2021

Organisers: MEM Admin team and Alison Carter Title: MEM Challenge, MEM Senior Challenge and LivMS Open Challenge 2021 Audience: MEM and LivMS Challenge entrants and their teachers Venue: free take home competitions for half term Details: http://mathsmerseyside.org.uk/challenges  and  http://www.livmathssoc.org.uk/cgi-bin/sews.py?OpenChallenge  

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March 2021

LivMS Presidential Lecture (rescheduled) Anna Pratoussevitch

4 March 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online
Free

The Secret Life of Bubbles, Anna Pratoussevitch, previous LivMS President Audience: 16+ and all those interested in mathematics Venue: online Contact: Peter Giblin Entry is free to all students and to LivMS members Why are soap bubbles round? What happens when two bubbles meet? What is the shape of bubbles in a soap foam? What happens if you dip a wire cube into soapy water? In this talk Anna will discuss the maths behind all these shapes and, of course, blow some soap bubbles.  

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LivMS Pop Maths Quiz – online

6 March 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
online
Free

Example question: If the outer circle has radius 12 cm., what is the radius of the dark red circles? Presenters: Barry Grantham, Tony Carter, Ian Jarman Title: Sixth Form Pop Maths Quiz Audience: Sixth Form Venue: online via Zoom The Pop Maths Quiz is a TEAM competition that runs a bit like a Pub Quiz but without any alcohol! Schools are invited to enter one or more teams. Teams consist of 4 students (under 19 years) who, during the Quiz, work together to attempt…

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April 2021

LivMS Presidential Lecture Gaynor Bahan – Online event

22 April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
online
Free

Studying maths to smash the glass ceiling, Gaynor Bahan, LivMS President Date: 22nd April 2021    Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM Audience: Year 7 and up, and all those interested in mathematics Venue: online Contact: Peter Giblin Entry is free to all students and to LivMS members    

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October 2021

LivMS Popular Lecture – Online event

13 October 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
online
Free

Date: Wednesday 13 Oct, 2021Time: 17:00-18:00Presenter: Colva Roney-DougalTitle: Party hard! The maths of connectionsAudience: Year 11 up, teachers and all interested in mathematicsVenue: OnlineContact: Peter GiblinRegistration: Via the Eventbrite page for the eventhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/party-hard-the-maths-of-connections-tickets-168099561313 How many guests need to come to a party, to guarantee that either at least five of them all know each other or at least five are mutual strangers? This question turns out to be surprisingly hard to solve, and has led to the creation of some maths that feels more like a newspaper puzzle than real work. We'll explore connections ranging from friendship, through…

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November 2021

LivMS Popular Lecture – Online event

18 November 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Date: 18 Nov, 2021Time: 17:00-18:00Presenter: Chris PritchardTitle: Great Mathematical DiagramsAudience: Year 11 upVenue: TBC (either in-person or online depending on circumstances)Registration: Via the Eventbrite page for the eventhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/great-mathematical-diagrams-tickets-169822771481Contact: Peter GiblinChris Pritchard is the 2021-22 President of the Mathematical Association.The talk is a journey through mathematical diagrams, some famed for their importance and longevity, some critical for the information they convey and many of them just plain clever. Join me for a look at a range of visual material from the Bride’s Chair of Euclid’s Elements to the Königsberg bridges and from Playfair’s pie…

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December 2021

LivMS Christmas Lecture – Online event

15 December 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Date: 15 Dec, 2021Time: 14:00Presenter: Simon SinghTitle: Christmas Lecture: Fermat's last theoremAudience: Year 11 upVenue: OnlineRegistration: Via the Eventbrite page for the eventhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-lecture-fermats-last-theorem-tickets-168104628469Contact: Peter GiblinSimon Singh https://simonsingh.net/ , best-selling author of “Fermat’s Last Theorem”, talks about the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics. Rarely can a scribbled note in a margin have provoked so much mathematical curiosity as Pierre de Fermat's infamous conjecture, discovered after his death, that no three positive whole numbers a,a, b,b, and cc satisfy the equation anan + bnbn = cncn for any whole-number value of nn greater than 2.Fermat claimed to have a proof, but left no record of it, stating only that the margin was too small to…

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January 2022

AMSP Andy Field’s Adventure in Statistics

January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

During his talk, Andy will discuss the importance of statistical literacy as a transferable skill, and the difficulties that Psychology students without maths backgrounds face during their degrees.  You will also leave with some ideas about how to engage Psychology students in learning to think statistically.Key FactsEvent ref: #9104Audience: TeachersCurriculum focus: Core MathsMathematical focus: Statistics, Maths in other subjectsEvent format: Live Online Professional DevelopmentEvent length: 1 hourOnline sessions: 6Region: NationalDate: Tue 25th Jan 2022Course times: 16:30 - 17:30Fee: Free for…

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AMSP How Not to be Wrong, with Jordan Ellenberg

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

In ‘How Not to be Wrong’, Jordan presents the surprising revelations to a multitude of diverse questions such as:‘How early should you get to the airport?’‘What does “public opinion” really represent?’‘Why do tall parents have shorter children?’In his talk, Jordan will debunk the view that the maths we learn at school is a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients, not to be questioned. He will explore how maths touches everything we do and will allow us to…

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AMSP Maths on Trial with Coralie Colmez and Leila Schneps

January 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In the wrong hands, maths can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by politicians or the media, but in the case of the law your liberty (and even your life) can depend on using the right mathematics.Our Winter Festival finale is brought to you by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez, the truly inspiring mother and daughter co-authors of ‘Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom’. Leila is an American mathematician and…

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February 2022

LivMS Popular Lecture – Notable Schools

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: Wednesday 2 Feb, 2022Time: 17:00-18:00Presenter: Damian Haigh (Head Teacher of the University of Liverpool Mathematics School)Title: Notable schools in the history of mathematics education and some the people who learned thereAudience: Anyone interested in post-16 mathematics education, including school students in Years 10 and 11Venue: OnlineContact: Peter GiblinRegistration required:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/notable-schools-of-maths-in-history-some-of-the-people-who-learned-there-tickets-244335934357

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March 2022

LivMS Pop Maths Quiz

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
LJMU James Parsons Building, Byrom Street
Liverpool, L3 3AF
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Date: 05 Mar, 2022Time: 09:45 to 14:00Presenter: Barry Grantham, Ian Jarman, Tony CarterTitle: Sixth Form Pop Maths QuizAudience: Sixth FormVenue: face to face and onlineContact: Barry Grantham: mailto:granthb47@gmail.com

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LivMS Popular Lecture – Lakes, Rivers … and Waterfalls

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UoL Teaching Hub (502 on map)

Date: 10 Mar, 2022Time: 17:00Presenter: Sammie Buzzard (University of Cardiff and Maths Inspiration)Title: Lakes, rivers… and waterfalls? The surprising things maths can help us to understand about AntarcticaAudience: Year 11 upVenue: Lecture Theatre 1, Teaching Hub (building 502), off Mount Pleasant.See map https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/maps/Campus,Map,2020_0903.pdfContact: Peter Giblin

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