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Talking Maths in Public

A Maths Communication Conference

Every two years in the UK · Next event 2019


Talking Maths in Public is a conference for people who work in, or otherwise participate in, communicating mathematics to the public. It is a chance for us to get together and participate in workshops, share ideas and get to know each other. The event includes workshops provided by expert guests, discussions on varied topics, networking sessions and chances to share ideas and showcase projects.

Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference

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2017 Event

The first Talking Maths in Public Conference took place at the University of Bath on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September 2017.

The event was kindly supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, the University of Bath, and in smaller part by Maths Inspiration, Think Maths, the University of Leeds and the Royal Institution.

Workshop sessions included:

Discussion sessions included:

  • Maths outreach at science festivals and events

  • Digital outreach including YouTube and podcasting

  • Presentation hacks to improve the quality of presentations

  • Maths outreach to primary age groups

  • The relationship between outreach and education

  • Diversity in maths outreach

The event was compered and hosted by Stand-up Mathematician Matt Parker.

Code of Conduct

TMIP has a Code of Conduct (PDF), which we hope all attendees can read and follow. We will update this if needed before the 2019 event.

Event organising committee

Kevin Houston

Kevin Houston

University of Leeds

Katie Steckles

Katie Steckles

Think Maths/freelance

Sam Durbin

Sam Durbin

The Royal Institution

Ben Sparks

Ben Sparks

University of Bath/FMSP