A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers

Birmingham & London

29 Jan & 5 Feb 2019
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Speakers for Maths Fest 2019 have not yet been confirmed, but to give you an idea of the speakers Maths Fest has featured in the past, here is the 2018 line up:


Rob Eastaway

Best-selling Maths Author

Rob is a speaker and author whose books on everyday maths include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come In Threes? and The Hidden Maths of Sport. He often appears on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live to talk about the maths of everyday life and has given maths talks around the world to audiences of all ages.



Aoife Hunt

Industrial Modelling Expert

Aoife Hunt is a mathematician and specialist in simulation modelling. In her day job, she investigates the way people move when they are in crowds, to help make big events safer. In her spare time, she tries to use maths to write pop music… it hasn’t worked yet!


James Grime

Internet Maths Phenomenon

James Grime has toured the world with his code-breaking talk and a genuine WWII Enigma machine. In his spare time, James creates videos about maths for Youtube – propelling him into an international maths celebrity with millions of views. He also invented the Non-transitive Grime Dice which now bear his name.



Hannah Fry

TV star & UCL Maths Lecturer

Hannah is a mathematician and senior lecturer at University College London (or ‘Mathmo at UCL’ for short) as well as being an author of two popular maths books. Hannah regularly appears on TV and radio talking about maths; recently she presented the TV series ‘City in the Sky’ (BBC2) and multiple BBC maths documentaries including ‘The Joy of Winning’ and ‘The Pandemic’. She also happens to be the Fry from The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry on Radio 4.



Matt Parker

Stand-up Mathematician

Matt is a maths teacher and stand-up comedian. Founder of MathsJam, one-third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd and regular of BBC Radio4 and the Discovery Channel. Matt writes for Dara Ó Briain’s School of Hard Sums and his book Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension was published by Penguin in 2015. But he’s probably most famous as a youtuber; his videos have had over 50 million views.



Seb Lee-Delisle

Programmer & Digital Artist

Seb is an award-winning digital artist. His art is rooted in mathematics; he uses code to create interesting things with computers that engage with people and inspire them. Notable projects include PixelPyros, the digital fireworks display that toured nationwide in 2013. Seb was the Technical Director on Big and Small, the BBC project that won a BAFTA in 2009. As a speaker he demystifies programming and explores its artistic possibilities.



Ben Sparks

Mathematician and Musician

Ben is a mathematician and busker who travels the country demonstrating the beauty of maths and occasionally singing about it. He’s based at University of Bath and gets surprisingly passionate about maths, music, the maths of music and the music of maths. He is also a big fan of imaginary numbers.