Exploring Mathematics 2007

Organised by Christian Elsholtz, Andrew Sheer and Jenny Lee

Wednesday 27 June 2007

This course is aimed at students taking A-level Mathematics or an equivalent qualification. We hope to increase the students' enjoyment and understanding by illustrating the beauty and power of mathematics.
If you want to take part please apply using the application form.
The course is free of charge.

Preliminary programme
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre (in Founder's Building)

From 10.00am onwards Registration
10.15am Refreshments and welcome
10.30am Quick quiz session (Dr Jason Crampton)

11.15am Prof Fred Piper (Royal Holloway)
"Codemakers versus Codebreakers: Who wins?"

12.15pm Time for lunch, and tours of the campus

1.30pm Small group sessions on a variety of topics. A preliminary list is here:

Including a session especially aimed at teachers.

2.40pm Dr Yiftach Barnea (Royal Holloway) "Counting infinity"

3.40pm Panel discussion, followed by refreshments

For last year's programme see:
Programme of Exploring Mathematics 2006
Abstracts of small group sessions 2006

For the full programme of courses offered to Year 12 students by the University of London, please see the
London Taster Course Programme

Useful links:

National Rail enquiries.
An interactive local street map. (In the right corner is Egham station, in the left corner is Royal Holloway. You can zoom the map, or go the left/right etc..., and print.) Note that the official college recommendation is to go via Station Road to the roundabout and walk up Egham Hill (A30). Even though this appears to be a detour it may be the fastest way. If you try, on your risk, the direct route make sure you reach Ripley avenue and enter the College at the end of Lynwood avenue.
For other directions (car, bus, taxi or from Heathrow see the following directions.)

Campus Map (The maths department is in no 17)
For other maps.