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Talking Maths in Public conference

Past Events

2019 Event


The second Talking Maths in Public Conference took place at the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge, on Friday 29th - Saturday 31st August 2019.

The event was kindly supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, MapleSoft and DigitalEd, and in smaller part by Maths Inspiration, BIG STEM Communicators network, the University of Leeds and Chalkdust Magazine.


Photo from 2019 conference
Photo from 2019 conference

Feedback from 2019 attendees:

"The whole conference worked incredibly smoothly and there wasn’t an activity that I didn’t like - it was perfect and I am looking forward to the next one!"

"I've come away from the conference full of inspiration and ideas about how to progress my career over the next few years. Thank you for all your hard work, care and attention."

"This was an amazing conference. It is so unusual to spend time with a room full of people who get excited and enthused about maths communication and to see sharing of ideas so freely, whilst having a laugh at the same time."

"I attended in Bath two years ago, and was really keen to come again. In some ways it's a bit intimidating to be surrounded by so many brilliant people, but it's also really good to meet people, to find out what's going on, and most of all to have space to reflect on my own practice and how I can do better. [...] I really appreciate your creativity in designing the programme, and your efforts to make the event welcoming and inclusive."

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.


Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference

Feedback from 2017 attendees:

"Super event[...]! Great network coming together who I'm sure will continue to deliver high quality maths outreach and inspiration. Thank you all for doing this!"

"I genuinely have been inspired and changed by the conference. I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon it and very grateful for those who put it together and those who were so willing to share there knowledge and expertise."

"I go to a lot of conferences (as a teacher who is beginning to think about going part time and starting my own business) and it was by far the best I have been to. I learnt so much - and thought out so much - and am going to go away and explore more as a result of what I learnt/saw at the conference. It will take at least a year (probably more) to make the changes/investigate things as a result of the conference."

"Well done for putting it together at a great bargain price, with a thoughtful programme."