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Maths Week – UWS Special Lecture

As part of Maths Week Scotland (11 – 17 September) the UWS is hosting a lecture by Prof. Adam McBride OBE.  The target audience is parents, pupils and teachers.

You can book online HERE.

Maths Week Scotland is a brand new Making Maths Count initiative that aims to promote mathematics and numeracy in Scotland.  Mathematics is a vital life skill, not only for young learners, but for parents, educators, and the entire population of Scotland.  The University of the West of Scotland recognises this, and is delighted to support the Making Maths Count initiative by welcoming you to a special lecture, designed for all ages and all walks of life.

This lecture, entitled “Maths is BEST” is given by Professor Adam McBride, OBE, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Past President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.  Professor McBride is a talented mathematician with over 40 years teaching experience, and a huge amount of infectious enthusiasm for the promotion of mathematics.   Adam has led teams of young mathematicians in competitions around the world, and was awarded an OBE for his services to mathematical education. He was even described as the “man who makes maths sexy”!

The last 40 years have been a new ” Golden Age ” for Mathematics. In the first part of his presentation Professor McBride shall discuss some of the exciting developments that have taken place and how Maths underpins so many things that we see or use every day in life.  In the second part, the emphasis will be on the beauty of Maths. There will be audience participation but don’t be afraid! Bring along pencil and paper (or the equivalent).

UWS invite you to join them, in the Brough Hall of the Paisley campus, on Tuesday 12th September, from 18.30 till 20.30. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, please contact Dr Alan Walker at alan.walker@uws.ac.uk or call 0141 849 4279.

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