Birmingham Popular Maths Lectures 

The Birmingham Popular Mathematics Lectures are open to all members of the public and the University who are interested in the study of Mathematics. They are particularly suitable for those studying Mathematics at A Level but we also welcome advanced GCSE students. The lectures are free of charge and run on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and March, at 7pm. 

The lectures are delivered in the School of Mathematics Watson building on campus but will also be streamed via Zoom. Please see the listings below for information on how to access the lecture.

Please email the Outreach Officer to be added to the contact list to be sent further details and to hear about future events.

Upcoming lectures

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Academic year 2021-2022 Lecture Series

  • 20th October- Irrationality in algebraic geometry- Dr Michel van Garrel
  • 26th November- Differential equations: from Newton’s laws to the frontiers of medicine- Professor Dave Smith
  • 26th January- Is symmetry useful?- Professor Sergey Shpectorov

You can watch these lectures again on YouTube.

Academic year 2020-2021 Lecture Series

  • 21st October- Why do mathematicians care about a pair of pants?- Dr Tyler Kelly  
  • 25th November- Fighting disease with maths- Dr Sara Jabbari
  • 28th January- The emergent rhythms of health and disease- Professor John Terry
  • 24th February- Sphere packing: a journey through different dimensions- Dr Matthew Jenssen
  • 24th March- Combinatorics in the plane- Dr Johannes Carmesin

You can watch any of these lectures again on YouTube.

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