I’m a mathematician and maths communicator. I travel the UK and internationally giving talks and workshops in schools, at science festivals, teacher conferences and at comedy nights.
Schools, teachers, families: I give mathematics talks and workshops through Think Maths, founded by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker. In addition to visiting schools in the UK and internationally, I speak at Rob Eastaway’s Maths Inspiration events (interactive maths talks in theatres for teenagers) and frequently give talks for students at AMSP enrichment days. I also talk and lead sessions at teacher conferences and have given family maths talks at the Cheltenham Science Festival and at the Royal Institution.
Other audiences: I perform nerdy comedy sets for adults. I have performed at Robin Ince’s variety show Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People, at the Cheltenham Science Festival variety night and regularly at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail (a guest night run by the Festival of the Spoken Nerd) and various open-mic nights in London. I also performed in the heats of the 2019 Funny Women Stage Awards competition.
Background: I have a degree in Natural Sciences (Mathematics and Philosophy). I completed a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics before teaching for four years. I then entered the world of maths communication with a position at the Royal Institution and now work for Matt Parker where in addition to giving talks, I run the other aspects of Think Maths including making resources for teachers and I work on maths projects such as Maths Fest.