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  • Puzzle of the month (August 2015)

    Puzzle of the month (August 2015)

    Electricity Bill Problem Adam’s monthly electricity bill goes up by 10%. The electricity company realise they have made a mistake, and reduce his new bill down 10%. If Adam’s original bill was £60 per month, Adam thinks his new bill will be £60 per month. Is he correct? Solution

  • 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.