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Magical Maths & The power in Numbers – Mathematician Ben Sparks visit Prior's Field.

The Maths Department rounded up the week by welcoming visiting speaker Ben Sparks. Part-time with The Further Mathematics Support Programme and based at the University of Bath, Ben has a degree in Mathematical Sciences from Merton College, Oxford and MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing from Somerville College, Oxford. Involved in the Maths Busking project and Maths Inspiration theatre shows, he spoke separately to the Third and Fourth Form – on ‘Magical Maths’ (looking behind number tricks at proof and algebra) and ‘The Creation of Number’ (considering where numbers come from – a talk with a philosophical base that looked into unsolved mysteries) respectively.