School of Mathematics

Edinburgh Maths Circle

The Edinburgh Maths Circle is an opportunity for children aged 7 to 14 and their families to join us for a couple of hours of fun and stimulating hands-on mathematics.

All our Maths Circle were online throughout the year 2021/22. The most recent online Maths Circle took place on Saturday 7th May 2022. The next Maths Circle will most probably take place in October 2022, around Maths Week Scotland. Further information will appear on this page closer to the time.

Looking forward to next year, we plan to host both in person and online events, to accommodate different needs. 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