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Maths Inspiration Lecture - RNCM

27 Year 11 students attended a lecture at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

The following speakers presented at the event:

Rob Eastaway has been Director of Maths Inspiration since it began in 2004. He is an author whose books on everyday maths include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come In Threes? and Maths On the Back of an Envelope. He is the puzzle adviser for New Scientist magazine, and often appears on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live to talk about the maths of everyday life.

Ben Sparks is a mathematician, a musician, and a speaker. He gives talks and workshops around the world on the beauty and magic of mathematics , and often performs songs with his guitar as part of the show. He's based at the University of Bath and also works with the Advanced Maths Support Programme around the UK. He's a big fan of imaginary numbers and Geogebra, and if his face is familiar, you might have seen him on YouTube's Numberphile channel.

Yolanda Ohene is a "neuro-imaging" scientist at The University of Manchester, where maths helps her to develop new MRI techniques to image the brain. Yolanda enjoys communicating science at science festivals, school talks and comedy nights. She has featured on the BBC Tomorrow's World Live, given talks at Cheltenham Science festival and spoken in assemblies in numerous schools. Yolanda grew up in Derbyshire, and if she's not talking science, you'll find her dancing somewhere... anywhere.

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester who talks and writes about mathematics. Since gaining her PhD, she has talked about maths in universities and schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio and TV, at music festivals and on the world famous Numberphile YouTube channel. She enjoys doing puzzles, coding in Python and knitting things shaped like maths.