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Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematics

This Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns".

Wed 26 March 2014

Talented young mathematicians get the measure of Lancaster

Talented young mathematicians get the measure of Lancaster

Thirty of the UK's most talented young mathematicians came to Lancaster last week for a 4-day residential Headstart summer school, funded by the Engineering Development Trust.

Tue 06 August 2013

Sixth-form students send balloon to the edge of space in collaboration with The Ogden Trust

Sixth-form students send balloon to the edge of space in collaboration with The Ogden Trust

At 11am on Friday 28th June, three sixth-form students (Ben Bancroft, Jake Greenwood, and Samuel Bancroft) from William Howard School in Brampton, Cumbria, launched a helium-filled high-altitude weather balloon with a payload packed with scientific measuring instruments.

Wed 03 July 2013

Florence Nightingale Day successfully raises profile of women in mathematics and statistics

Florence Nightingale Day successfully raises profile of women in mathematics and statistics

Pupils from years 11 to 13 from seven regional schools were represented at the recent event organised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The day combined talks from prominent female mathematicians, hands-on activities, a quiz, group work, discussions and displays.

Story supplied by LU Press Office
Fri 10 May 2013

Videos of public talks by Lancaster statisticians now available

Videos of public talks by Lancaster statisticians now available

Experts from Lancaster are giving free public talks as part of the 2013 International Year of Statistics. They are explaining how a knowledge of statistics can help with everything from drug safety to flood defences and renewable energy.

Tue 09 April 2013

Lancaster University a big hit at The Big Bang

Lancaster University a big hit at The Big Bang

Lancaster University's interactive particle physics exhibit, manned by a team of Science and Technology students and researchers, proved to be a big hit at this year's Big Bang Science Fair.

Thu 21 March 2013

The lady with the lamp lights up maths and stats

The lady with the lamp lights up maths and stats

Florence Nightingale, best remembered for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War, will help shed new light on mathematics and statistics.

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Thu 21 March 2013

Particle physics pinball for Big Bang science fair

Particle physics pinball for Big Bang science fair

A team of Science and Technology staff and students from Lancaster University are heading down to London to enthuse and engage with thousands of visitors to the Big Bang Science Fair.

Fri 08 March 2013

Inspiring the next generation of researchers

Inspiring the next generation of researchers

Lancaster University will be working with Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale to engage young people in research and to raise their aspirations for further study.

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Thu 31 January 2013

International poster competition to get children into stats

International poster competition to get children into stats

A UK schools poster competition in statistics is being coordinated by academics from Lancaster University, as part of the International Statistics Literacy Project (ISLP).

Tue 29 January 2013