The Royal Institution

Mathematics Masterclasses in Cambridge (Series 2b†††† 2009-2010)


The Programme


14/11/09††††† Mathletics†††††††††††††††††† with Fran Watson

The Girton College Lecture



21/11/09†† Excel-ling Maths††††† ††††with Alan Davies

The ARM Ltd Lecture

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



28/11/09†† The Subtle Science of Uncertainty†††††††††† withDavid Spiegelhalter

†††††††††††††††††††† Introduced byAlex Gurney


5/12/09††† NRICH Problems††††† with Alison Kiddle

††††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Jacqui Mitchell


12/12/09†† Fun With a Graphical Calculator†††††††††††††† with Stephen Keane

††††††††††††††††††††† Introduced by Alan Thompson


14, 21, 28November and 12 December atGirton College

5 Decemberat†† Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Laptop needed on 21 November

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







Amy Hayden†††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Hinchingbrooke School

Annie Little†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Linton Village College

Benjamin Brown†††††††††† ††††††††† - Witchford Village College

Brandon Thompson†††††† ††††††††† - St Neots Community College

Christopher Milner†††††††††††††††† - AbbeyCollege

Connor Baldock††††††††††† ††††††††† - St Peterís School

Daniel Barnett††††††††††††††††††††††† - St Ivo School

Danny Darbyshire†††††††††††††††††† - Hinchingbrooke School

David-Reece Maycroft††††††††† - Neale Wade Community College

Dmitry Tupikov††††††††††††† ††††††††† - Comberton Village College

Edward Dye††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Witchford Village College

EdwardMallen†††††††††††† ††††††††† - Melbourn Village College

Fabiha Alam†††††††††††††††††††††††††† - St Ivo School

Hannah Tribble††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - NetherhallSchool

Harry Silcock††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Lomgsands Community College

Isabelle Wilson††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - Netherhall School

Jacob Chamberlain†††††††††††††††† - Longsands Community College

Jordan Vidler†††††††††††††††††††††††††† - St Neots Community College

Krishan Parma††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - Comberton Village College

Luke Fitzgerald††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - Sawston Village College

Luke Pate †††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† - Sawston Village College

Megan Evans††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Longsands Community College

Naomi Wicox††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Linton Village College

Oliver Black††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† - Melbourn Village College

Oliver Frestle†††††† †††††††††††††††††† - Longsands Community College

Peter Housden†††† †††††††††††††††††† - St Neots Community College

Robyn Searle††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Neale Wade Community College

Sebastian Bennett†††††††††††††††† - St Ivo School

Shona Fagan ††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Longsands Community College

Thomas Earley†††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - St Peterís School

Thomas Holcroft†††††††††† ††††††††† - Bassingbourn Village College

Thomas Wood††††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - Bassingbourn Village College

Trudi Fisher†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Linton Village College

William Rigby††††† ††††††††† ††††††††† - Abbey College


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.