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 show people that maths is a 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 some digital resources we have produced for schools and individuals.  Below you can find a list of our upcoming events.


Upcoming Events

Maths Spiral - Thursday 22 November 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Online (via Zoom)

The Maths Spiral is a new event intended to give students who are considering their next steps after school a clearer idea of what it might be like to do maths in a university setting. Roughly half of the session will be spent engaging with an interesting mathematical activity, assuming a level of mathematics equivalent to National 5 or GCSE level. The second half of the session will include a conversation with a recent graduate of the University, and attendees will have the chance to ask their own questions about the experience of a maths undergraduate.

This event is free, but booking is required via Eventbrite:

Register for Maths Spiral (Eventbrite)

In-person Maths Circle - Saturday 24 November 1:00pm - 4:00pm - James Clerk Maxwell Building

The (in-person) Edinburgh Maths Circle is a free drop-in session where children aged 5 to 16 and their families can join in with exciting mathematical activities, games and puzzles. Students and members of staff from the School of Mathematics are on hand to help out, and light refreshments are provided. You can stay as little or as long as you like. The event is free and there is no need to book a space.

Please note that for safeguarding purposes, we ask that all participants are accompanied by a responsible adult.

For other general information, please see our dedicated webpage: