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Norfolk Mathematics Symposium

On Tuesday 19th November, pupils from 25 schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire gathered at the fourth Norfolk Mathematics Symposium, which took place at Norwich Open. The event, organised by Norwich School, aimed to bring maths outside the classroom and inspire children.

Aims

The 2019 event provided the opportunity for school children to hear from influential speakers Hugh Hunt and Matt Parker. Hugh, a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, who specialises in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, lead a session called Boomerangs whilst Matt, a stand-up comedian, mathematician and #1 best-selling maths author lead a talk titled The Greatest Maths Mistakes Ever.

Background

This is an annual event organised by Norwich School's Maths Department, and is offered to pupils at local secondary schools. 

Resources

Approximaltely 500 pupils attend the symposium each year, and the event gives Norfolk's young mathematicians the opportunity to hear from maths experts in a morning of engaging talks and workshops.

Impact

This is the 3rd Maths Symposium organised by the school, which has bene attended by approximately 1500 pupils since its inception.

Pupil Involvement

The event is open to Sixth Form pupils from accross the county.