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Talking Maths in Public

A Maths Communication Conference

Every two years in the UK · Next event 2019


Talking Maths in Public is a conference for people who work in, or otherwise participate in, communicating mathematics to the public. It is a chance for us to get together and participate in workshops, share ideas and get to know each other. The event includes workshops provided by expert guests, discussions on varied topics, networking sessions and chances to share ideas and showcase projects.

Talking Maths in Public 2019

TMiP 2019 will take place at the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge on 29th-31st August 2019.

We'll have two days of workshops, sessions and discussions on the Thursday and Friday, followed by a half-day outside of the INI on the Saturday for networking and activities. There will be a conference dinner on the Thursday night, and coordinated smaller group meals on the Friday night. As with our previous event, we'll be trying to keep the cost as low as possible to attendees.

More details of costs and timings will be added here once booking opens, and if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Organising Committee.

Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2017 conference

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2017 Event

The first Talking Maths in Public Conference took place at the University of Bath on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September 2017.

The event was kindly supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society, the University of Bath, and in smaller part by Maths Inspiration, Think Maths, the University of Leeds and the Royal Institution.

Feedback from 2017 attendees:

"Super event[...]! Great network coming together who I'm sure will continue to deliver high quality maths outreach and inspiration. Thank you all for doing this!"

"I genuinely have been inspired and changed by the conference. I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon it and very grateful for those who put it together and those who were so willing to share there knowledge and expertise."

"I go to a lot of conferences (as a teacher who is beginning to think about going part time and starting my own business) and it was by far the best I have been to. I learnt so much - and thought out so much - and am going to go away and explore more as a result of what I learnt/saw at the conference. It will take at least a year (probably more) to make the changes/investigate things as a result of the conference."

"Well done for putting it together at a great bargain price, with a thoughtful programme."

Code of Conduct

TMIP has a Code of Conduct (PDF), which we hope all attendees can read and follow. We will update this if needed before the 2019 event.

Event organising committee

Kevin Houston

Kevin Houston

University of Leeds

Katie Steckles

Katie Steckles

Think Maths/freelance

Sam Durbin

Sam Durbin

The Royal Institution

Ben Sparks

Ben Sparks

University of Bath/FMSP