School of Mathematics

Edinburgh Maths Circle

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 5 to 16 and their families to join us for a couple of hours of fun and stimulating hands-on mathematics.

We are currently hosting both in person and online events, to accommodate different needs.

Our next in-person Maths Circle will take place on Saturday 30th September from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at James Clerk Maxwell Building. For instructions on how to find the building, please expand the tab "How do I get there" below. The event will be part of Maths Week Scotland and feature many special activities.  The event is free to attend and no booking is required. You do not need to join from the start or stay till the end. You can just drop in and stay as little or as long as you wish.

Further information about our in person Maths Circles can be found below: please expand the tab "In person Maths Circles".

Our next online Maths Circle will most probably take place at the end of October. Further details will appear on this page as soon as they are confirmed. For general information about our online Maths Circles, please expand the tab "Online Maths Circles" below.

To be notified about upcoming events (either online or in-person), please join our mailing list. Expand the tab below to find out how.



The Edinburgh Maths Circle was inspired by the Cambridge Maths Circle, and many of the activites we use are kindly provided by NRICH. We would like to thank both NRICH and the organisers of the Cambridge Maths Circle for their support in making the Edinburgh Maths Circle a reality.

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is kindly sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management and the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust. Thanks to their contribution, we have an improved collection of resources, a new and improved poster, and better quality refreshments.


Local children enjoy outreach activities provided by the School fo Mathematics