School of Mathematics


The School of Mathematics is committed not only to doing great new research, but also to telling people about it.

photograph from science festival

We have a talented team of staff and students who work hard to communicate their love of mathematics to the wider community.  Sometimes this is through talks or school masterclasses; sometimes it involves doing exhibitions at science festivals or visiting local schools.  Whatever the medium, our goal is to change the public perception of mathematics as being dull, boring and useless and to show people that maths is actually beautiful, elegant and creative subject that underpins much of modern society.


On this website you can find out more about the events that we organise for the public and for schools, as well as read about our dedicated Mathematics Outreach Team. Visit out Explore Further page to find out about the cutting-edge research being done here at the School of Mathematics, read our magazine, or start planning your mathematical walking tour of Edinburgh...


Recent and Upcoming Events


10th November 2018: Maths Circle

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join us for an afternoon of fun, puzzles, and stimulating hands-on mathematics. More details can be found on this page.


10th-16th September 2018: Maths week Scotland

The University of Edinburgh took part in the nationwide initiative: Maths week Scotland with a range of activities/events for family, teenagers, and school teachers. In particular, we hosted a reception for teachers on Thursday 13th September and a family event on Saturday 15th September. We have also produced a series of videos which school teachers will be able to use in their classrooms. For further details, check our dedicated page: Maths week 2018.