Imperial College lectures open pupils’ eyes to mathematical possibilities

A day of interactive lectures at Imperial College, London, broadened the mathematical horizons of QE students.

Fifty Year 10 boys attended the lectures, which included discussions of practical applications of Mathematics and opportunities to tackle puzzles and problems.

QE students particularly enjoyed the Puzzles, Riddles and Brainteasers lecture given by Dr Simon Singh, writer, broadcaster and author of a number of popular books, including Fermat’s Last Theorem.

“The day opened their eyes to Mathematics beyond the curriculum and allowed them to see some of the many applications of Mathematics,” said Head of Mathematics Fauziah Scarisbrick. “It was an enjoyable and informative event, and we hope it will encourage many of our GCSE boys to study Mathematics at A level and beyond.”