A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers

4 & 5 Feb 2020, Kensington Town Hall, London.

24 March 2020, Leeds Playhouse Theatre,Leeds.

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Speakers involved in Maths Fest 2020 include:

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!


Ben Sparks

Mathematician and Musician

Ben Sparks 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.



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.



Matt Parker

Stand-up Mathematician

Matt Parker 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.


Nicole Cozens

Nicole Cozens

Maths Teacher and Exam Expert

Maths teacher and exam expert who starred alongside Matt Parker on the BBC’s The Maths Show, Nicole Cozens has been enthusing young people about maths and avidly marking their exams for 15 years. She also promotes the wonder of maths in her role with the Advanced Maths Support Programme and makes maths out of this world with her work at the National Space Academy.


Rob Eastaway

Best-selling Maths Author

Rob Eastaway 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.


Simon Singh

Simon Singh

BAFTA Award-winning Documentary Maker

After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh joined the BBC Science Department and worked on programmes such as Tomorrow’s World and Horizon. After winning a BAFTA for his documentary about Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon turned to writing and authored a bestselling book on the same topic. He is also the author of The Code Book, Big Bang and The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets.


Steve Mould

Steve Mould

Science YouTuber

Steve Mould is a science presenter with a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford who regularly appears as an expert on TV and radio, including BBC’s The One Show and CBBC’s Blue Peter. His YouTube channel has more than 200,000 subscribers and 17,000,000 views. Alongside Matt Parker and Helen Arney, he formed Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a hit show that has toured London, Edinburgh and New York.


Line ups for Leeds and London vary: get in touch to get the full line up for each venue.