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Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses at Bangor University

The Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses for Young People have been running annually at Bangor since 1985 (see previous Masterclasses here). Originally organized by the School of Mathematics and the School of Computer Science, they are now organized by the University’s Corporate Communications and Marketing department in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Mathematics.

All secondary schools in North West Wales are invited to nominate year 9 pupils for these free masterclasses (funded by Bangor University), which take place over 5 Saturdays between January and March each year in Bangor University’s Dean Street building.

Speakers are invited to present to pupils on various mathematical topics with the aim to increase their maths knowledge and interest.





13th January

Powersheets #


Chris Parry*, Ysgol Friars


Polyhedra #

Emrys Read, Bangor University’s School of Education

27th January


Mathematics for Computer Science

Joe Matthews, St Gerard's School


Infinity and Beyond

Dominic Oakes, Maths Tutor

3rd February


Velocity-Time Graphs #

Arwel Stephen, Ysgol Brynrefail

Applications of Matrices #

Gareth Evans*, Ysgol y Creuddyn

24th February


Imaginary Numbers #

Mari James, Ysgol Tryfan

Decision Making

Daniel Hill-McManus, Bangor University


3rd March









Anthony Howe, Ysgol Aberconwy



Rebecca Hughes, Ysgol Aberconwy

Pattern Recognition Demonstration for Parents

TBC Bangor University’s School of Computer Science

Presentation of Royal Institution Certificates

# Presentations will be in both Welsh and English (the others will be presented in English only)
* Presenters attended Bangor Masterclasses when they were in year 9

For more information about the series, please contact Anna Williams ( / 01248 388023).

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