44 results for author: Katie Chicot

Maths Gallery announced by the Science Museum

We welcome the announcement by the Science Museum, on September 10th, of an exciting new Mathematics Gallery, with designs by Zaha Hadid, due to open at the museum in late 2016. MATHSWORLDUK has been associated with these developments since our first meeting with the Director of the Science Museum in 2012 and our co-chair, Professor Margaret Brown, is a member of the Advisory Panel for the gallery. However, the vision of the new gallery, based as it is on the Science Museum's own collection, differs to a large extent from our own vision, which highlights interactive exhibits and engagement in mathematical ideas. We will continue to work on our ...

IMA Festival of Mathematics, Manchester, 3rd-4th July 2014

MATHSWORLDUK was represented at this unique festival in the Alan Turing Building in the University of Manchester which was attended by over 500 students from secondary schools in Manchester and the North West. We had 2 large exhibits, Parabolic Bounces which we developed as a prototype in collaboration with Science Projects of Acton, and Pouring Pythagoras which we hired with encouragement from staff at Techniquest at Cardiff. We also had a smaller pilot exhibit Fractal Cubes, developed by a volunteer in co-ordination with the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.

Summer Conferences 2014

MATHSWORLDUK will be represented at 2 conferences in September. One is the first meeting of MATRIX (Mathematics Awareness, Training, Resource, & Information Exchange) in Dresden, September 18-20th, which brings together mathematics museums and exploratoriums from all over the world; we are giving a paper on our progress. The second is ASDC (Association of Science Discovery Centres) which meets at the Royal Society on September 23rd-24th, where we will also be giving a presentation.


MATHSWORLDUK launched its fund-raising campaign at a special event in the Churchill Room of The House of Commons on Wednesday, 5th February 2014. This event was sponsored by Nationwide and was hosted by Julian Huppert MP. Those in attendance were invited to represent the science and mathematics communities and the worlds of finance, town planning, architecture, engineering and other important maths-using sectors, as well as the museum sector. Matt Parker was the witty chair of the proceedings. After Julian Huppert welcomed those attending, we heard enthusiastic speeches on the importance of mathematics from Charles Clarke, former Secretary of State ...