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    Mathematics Christmas Lecture

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    START DATE 12 December 2017
    START TIME 12:30
    LOCATION C211, College Building
    END DATE 12 December 2017
    END TIME 13:30

    Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway explains why mathematicians so often seem to delight in the counter-intuitive

    As humans we depend on our intuition to make many of our decisions. And most of the time it works. But when that intuition doesn’t work it can go spectacularly wrong. Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway reveals some of his favourite examples, and explains why mathematicians so often seem to delight in the counter-intuitive.  Brace yourself, and be prepared to get things wrong….

    Everyone is welcome but places are limited, if you would like to attend then please book a place on at the address: (or search for “Mathematics Christmas Lecture”), or contact Dr. Matthew Jones at

    About Rob Eastaway: Rob is the director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of maths lectures for teenagers which involves some of the UK’s leading maths speakers. In 2016 Rob was awarded the Christopher Zeeman Medal by the London Mathematical Society and the Institue of Mathematics and its Applications for his promotion of maths. In his presentation the IMA said, "Rob is without doubt one of the leading promoters of mathematics in the UK. Rob’s outreach over many years has engaged and continues to engage and inspire great numbers of diverse audiences." Previous recipients of the award include Ian Stewart and Marcus du Sautoy. Rob is the author of a number of books including the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads.

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