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  • The mathematics of crowds

    The mathematics of crowds

    Have you ever been in a really crowded place? It might have been at a concert or on a busy train, or maybe even at the January sales. It can feel pretty uncomfortable, but in some situations it can be lethal, when crowds become so dense that people start to be injured. Probably the most […]

  • The mathematics of football

    The mathematics of football

    You might think football and mathematics have nothing in common. Prepare to be surprised by five links between mathematics and the beautiful game. The perfect football A lot of research has been done into what makes the perfect football. Applied mathematics research has shown that the smoothness of a football affects the spin and speed […]

  • Poster Competition 2015

    Poster Competition 2015

    Ever wondered about the people behind the maths you learn at school? Then why not enter our competition to design a poster about a mathematician from the past? You could win an android tablet!!

  • Career profiles

    Career profiles

    The range of careers open to STEM graduates is very broad indeed. To give you an idea, we have put together a collection of personal career profiles of STEM graduates, as well as links to other websites that feature such profiles.

  • Taxicab Geometry

    Taxicab Geometry

    In Euclidean Geometry you measure the distance between two points as being the direct distance as the crow flies, whereas in Taxicab Geometry you are confined to moving along the lines of a grid. One of the wonderful things about Taxicab geometry is that you can keep on investigating all manner of shapes and geometrical properties.