The Royal Institution

Mathematics Masterclasses in Cambridge (Series 2b†††† 2008-2009)


The Programme


15/11/08†††† Mathletics†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† with Suzanne Riley

††††††††††††††††††† and Strategy Games

The Girton College Lecture



22/11/08Excel††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† with Alan Davies **

††††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Fran Watson



29/11/08†† Semi-Regular Tiling††††††††††††† withPaul Stephenson

††††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Houyuan Jiang


6/12/08Base Tricks†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††with Tim Rowland

†††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Suzanne Riley


13/12/08Codes and Codebreaking†††† with James Grime

††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Janet Oswell



Parents/Guardians are kindly requested to arrive by 9.45 am and return by 12.30pm to collect their child



Lectures are in The Old Kitchen, Girton College,

EXCEPT ** 22nd November which is at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road,




††††††††††††††††††††††† Abigail Philip†††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Netherhall School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Adam Breeze†††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Melbourn VC

Alexander Mehta†††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Comberton V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Ben Hall††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† St Peterís School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Bethan Manton-Roseblade-†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Braden Smith††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Longsands College

††††††††††††††††††††††† Cameron Pocock†††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† St Ivo School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Ceri Allwright††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Hinchinbrooke School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Daniel Hammond†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Dominik Henjes†††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† St Ivo School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Guy Kendall†††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Comberton V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† James Baxter†††††††††††††††††††††††† - ††††††††† Melbourn V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Joshua Munn†††††††††††††††††††††††† - ††††††††† St Peterís School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Kajal Pankhania†††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Netherhall School

Kasinda Delgado††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Soham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Kieran Gilday ††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Kieran Youngman†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† City of Ely C C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Luke Ramsden††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Cottenham V C

Matthew Kao†††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† St Ivo School

Matthew Steggles††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Impington V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Nathan Grainger††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† City of Ely C C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Oliver Brown†††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Soham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Olivia Duffy††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Rama Lakshman††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Sadie Hodgson††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Hinchinbrooke School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Sam Collicott†††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Bottisham V C

††††††††††††††††††††††† Scarlett Diver†††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Netherhall School

††††††††††††††††††††††† Thevindu Edinsinghe††††††††††† -†††††††††† Netherhall School

Timothy Butler†††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††† Cottenham V C


Our Sponsors


The Committee is a team of volunteers who give freely of their time to organise and support the masterclasses.

Listed below are the individuals and institutions who have contributed financially to support the running of the masterclasses.

We remain very grateful for their generosity.


ARM Ltd., Cambridge Econometrics, Christís College, Clare College, Downing College,

Girton College, Gonville and Caiusí College, Grant Instruments, Kingís College, Lucy Cavendish College,

Newnham College, Ridgeons, Robinson College, St Johnís College, Dame Marilyn Strathern,

Tarquin Publications, Dr Paul Tillett, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate