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Mathematics Inspire Lecture October 2018

Simon Singh completed a PhD in particle physics at CERN before joining the BBC, working on programmes such as Horizon and Tomorrow’s World. After winning a BAFTA for his documentary about Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon went on to write a No.1 bestselling book on the same subject. He has since written books about cryptography, cosmology and The Simpsons.

Reading School will be hosting two Mathematics Inspire Lectures taking place on Monday 29 October 2018 presented by Simon Singh MBE.

Year 12 Pupils ONLY

“Fermat’s Last Theorem” at 14:35 in Big School- COMPULSORY to all YEAR 12 pupils to attend.  Simon Singh, who completed a PhD in particle physics at CERN before joining the BBC, talks about his book BAFTA winning Fermat’s Last Theorem.

In order for pupils to benefit from this lecture, the Head of Mathematics, Dr J Matthews has made it compulsory for all Year 12 mathematics pupils to attend and be excused from lessons (Periods 6 Week B on Monday after half term).   


Year 7 to 10 pupils ONLY - staff, parents and alumni are invited but priority will be given to pupils

“The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets” at 15:30 to 16.45 in Big School. Open to all Year 7-10 pupils as well as staff, parents and alumni.

Simon will also talk about his most recent book which explores hidden mathematical themes in the Simpsons as well as free online maths website.

Discounted books at £5.00 will be on sale and we recommend pupils reserve these in advance so we have an idea of how many we may require by clicking the link below.

For further details please click the link here: Simon Singh MBE - Mathematics Inspire Lecture

To confirm attendance to the lecture after school please click here Inspire Lecture - The Simpsons and their Mathematical SecretsDeadline 9am Friday 26 October.  We recommend early booking for Year 7 to 10 pupils as places book up fast.

For further information please contact Mrs J Chhokar or Mr P Hutchinson at