Mathematics Department - Speaker Hannah Fry

Friday, 06 May 2016

Lunchtime Talk: Friday 6th May 2016

Time: 12.50-1.30 in the Lecture Theatre

Speaker: Dr Hannah Fry, Mathematician and Presenter

Open to: A level Maths Students, Year 11 Maths Sets 1,2,3, Year 10 Sets 1, 2A and Year 9 Set 1

Presdales Maths department is very excited to invite students to join us to hear a former Presdales pupil, Dr Hannah Fry give a lunchtime talk. Several Maths teachers remember her from her student days at Presdales and Miss Clarke got back in contact after seeing her recently on TED Talks, the BBC and Radio 4. She is only too pleased to be invited to talk in her former school - and we're sure that she will be a highly interesting and entertaining speaker. There will be an additional Q&A for Year 12/13 students until 2pm.

You are welcome to attend and may bring a packed lunch into the lecture theatre.

Mrs Rugg-Gunn

Head of Maths


For more information please see:

TED Talks:

Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love

Hannah Fry: Is Life really that complex?

BBC Radio 4:

The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry (5 episodes available on iPlayer)


BBC2 Horizon: How to Find Love Online, broadcast Monday 25th April 2016 9pm

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing, broadcast September 2015

Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advances Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour - particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.