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.

Over the upcoming academic year, we plan to host both in person and online events, to accommodate different needs.

Our most recent in-person Maths Circle took place on Saturday 4th March 1:00pm to 4:00pm. No booking is required for our Maths Circles and you can stay as little or as long as you wish.  Further information can be found below (expand the tab "In person Maths Circles" for further information about the event and expand the tab "How do I get there" for instructions on how to find the building). We hope many of you will be able to join for an afternoon of Maths... and fun.

We are also planning to run an online Maths Circle in May 2023, but the date and time have not yet been confirmed. Details will be posted on this page as soon as they are confirmed. If you would like to be notified about future Maths Circles (either online or in person), please follow the instructions below to join our mailing list.


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