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. 


Upcoming Events

At the moment there are no live events planned for the Summer 2022. In September we will start our new program of workshops and events for schools, teachers, families, and everyone who is curious about maths. Details about our  2022/23 events will appear on this page in the coming months. In the meanwhile, you can engage with our self-paced activities (see below) or visit our Online Resources page to explore educational resources we have produced in the past.


Ongoing: Discover Edinburgh's Mathematical History- a self-paced walking tour

From Thomas Bayes through James Clerk Maxwell to Mary Somerville, explore the mathematical delights hidden in Edinburgh's city centre. Along the way, uncover some of the secret history of Edinburgh, discover some highlights of mathematics developed over the past two thousand years, and try your hand at some intriguing puzzles and games.  Visit the tour's webpage to start exploring.


Ongoing: Maths in the Kitchen- Dundee Science Centre Home Learning program

We have contributed to the Dundee Science Centre  Home Learning program, with some activities focused on "Maths in the Kitchen". Click here to  take a journey into the world of shapes and symmetries, and explore why our pies and pizzas are round.


Ongoing: Edinburgh Science Festival 2020 (Online program)

Our contribution to the Edinburgh Science Festival online program in 2020 is still accessible.

Explore our activities and resources, and find out how Maths underpins many aspects of our lives, and how we use it in many contexts, much more often than we think.