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TMiP 2021

25th-28th August 2021

Online, hosted by ICMS Edinburgh

A maths communication conference · Every two years in the UK

TMiP 2021 will take place online (via several platforms, TBC) on 25th-28th August 2021. We'll have three half days of workshops, sessions and discussions from Wednesday to Friday and a half day on Saturday for networking and activities. The event will be supported by the ICMS in Edinburgh, and more details of event info, booking and our bursary scheme are available on the Programme page.

Click here to book a place for TMiP 2021


Talking Maths in Public is a conference which runs in the UK every two years, for people who work in, or otherwise participate in, communicating mathematics to the public. The event is independently organised, and funded by ticket sales and grants from mathematical institutions. Our events in 2017 and 2019 both fully sold out and were highly rated by attendees.

TMiP is run by an independent committee of people who work in different areas of maths communication, and the event includes workshops provided by expert guests, discussions on varied topics, networking sessions and chances to share ideas and showcase projects.

Photo from 2017 conference
Photo from 2019 conference
Photo from 2019 conference
Photo from 2017 conference

Talking Maths in Lockdown

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Talking Maths in Public have been organising a series of online events for maths communicators to discuss topics related to maths communication, and to keep in contact and network with other maths communicators.

Six sessions took place over the summer, each with a different theme, and with invited guests to share their thoughts and knowledge, and more sessions were added from September onwards. Make sure you're signed up to the mailing list to be kept updated about any future events we may organise.

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Thursday 17th September - Teaching Maths Communication

Many universities offer modules within their maths degrees, or whole masters/degree courses on communication, including specifically maths communication. We'll discuss how these courses are run, what kind of material they cover, and how they can be useful in producing fresh new maths communicators.
YouTube videos

Thursday 29th October - Geogebra workshop

Geogebra is a dynamic geometry tool which allows you to make and manipulate geometrical constructions. It has Classroom features to allow you to work with groups remotely, and in this session, Ben Sparks will demonstrate the basics of Geogebra and the classroom environment, while Becky Warren will share some of the visual art techniques she’s been using to engage people with maths.
YouTube video
Image by KRiemer from Pixabay

Thursday 26th November - Inclusivity in Maths Communication

We were joined by a panel of speakers representing organisations that run events in maths and science communication, to discuss issues around diversity and inclusivity, and share how they've been making maths communication accessible, particularly in the current climate.
YouTube videos

Thursday 21st May - Online events

Live events - science festivals, conferences and talks - have been a major casualty of the crisis. We talk about how to run online events, and how to make them stand out and run smoothly.
YouTube videos

Thursday 28th May - Learning new skills

Many have been thrown in at the deep end with the transition to remote working - we discuss and share resources for those who want to learn new skills - and consider the merits of playing to your existing strengths.
YouTube videos - Collaborative Google Doc

Thursday 4th June - Maths communication in universities

People who deliver maths outreach activities as part of a university or large organisation may find this aspect of their work has been disrupted. We discuss what people can still do, and how to still access training.
YouTube videos - Collaborative Google Doc

Thursday 30th April - Catch-up, general networking and discussion

This first session was a chance to see people, catch up and discuss the challenges we face in these unprecedented times.

Thursday 7th May - Online video/conferencing software

There are a plethora of formats and platforms for sharing and discussion online - we run through the basics of how to use some, and discuss the pros and cons of different applications.
YouTube videos - Collaborative Google Doc

Thursday 14th May - Making online maths interactive

While much of online maths communication can be read or watched, some content also involves interaction. We discuss how these kinds of resources can be used to make online maths communication more engaging.
YouTube videos - Collaborative Google Doc

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TMiP Charitable Trust

Talking Maths in Public (TMiP) is a charitable trust which exists to promote the communication of mathematics to the public in the UK. We are a small not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers which form our Board of Trustees (also known as the TMiP committee).

TMiP Committee

Kevin Houston

Kevin Houston

University of Leeds

Katie Steckles

Katie Steckles


Sam Durbin

Sam Durbin

The Royal Institution

Ben Sparks

Ben Sparks

University of Bath/AMSP