Yesterday over 500 school children from 20 schools across Norfolk and Suffolk and Cambridgeshire gathered at the Open in Norwich for the second Michaelmas Mathematics Symposium. The event, organised by Norwich School, aimed to inspire, educate and broaden the horizons of GCSE and A Level mathematicians in Norfolk.
This year, Dr James Grime spoke on various elements of code-breaking, including discussing the inner workings of an Enigma machine, which he demonstrated with an original WWII model on stage. Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter discussed abuses of statistics in the media - the "Click-Bait" culture. Both talks were inspirational and thoroughly enjoyed by pupils.
The full EDP article can be seen here.