Students take part in ‘Maths in Action’ trip at Warwick University

Our Maths students attended a day of inspiring lectures at Warwick University this week, exploring how Maths is used to solve practical problems in the big wide world!

This is the third consecutive year that Cirencester College have taken students to this popular event, and this year the subjects studied were particularly interesting.

The series of lectures included the topics:

  • Maths of the Electric Guitar
  • Assessing Risk in Everyday Life
  • Fighting Diseases using Mathematical Modelling
  • Grappling with the Fundamentals of Prime Numbers
  • Maths of Juggling

Throughout the day, students enjoyed learning about new topics but also building upon their existing knowledge learnt in the classroom. The chance to experience university lectures for real was also useful for students considering studying Maths at Higher Education.

Lecturer Jonathan Tomlinson said: “All of the lectures were based on mathematical knowledge students already had from Higher GCSE or early A-level work, which was really handy. However, the day also introduced the group to more complex ideas and themes in an accessible way, helping students see how essential Maths is to solving a plethora of real problems that humanity faces.”

To find out more about our Maths courses, click here or visit our Open Evening on 6th February 2020, 5-8pm.