Applications for Winchester Maths Summer School 2019 now open

27th February 2019

Following on from the success of the 2018 Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS), applications for 2019 are now open.

The course is available to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools looking to study mathematics in a beautiful setting with a small group of like-minded young people. The course will be led by maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities.

This year’s Summer School will run from 1700 on Monday 8 July to 1230 on Saturday 13 July and the theme is ‘Proof in Mathematics’. Students will look at methods of proof including induction, contradiction and direct argument, and study examples from geometry, combinatorics, number theory and more.

Naomi-Ruth, a student on last year's course commented, ‘The leaders were really intelligent, supportive, and fun to be around. It was really encouraging ahead of university to experience a week doing only maths and love it even more!’

Dominic Rowland, maths teacher at Winchester College commented, ‘Following on from the positive feedback received last year, we are delighted to be running the Summer School for a second time.'

'A typical day involves two 90 minute sessions before lunch, then another 90 minutes of small group problem-solving. There is a shorter session before dinner and then a range of evening activities. There is plenty of freedom for participants to explore their own interests under the guidance of a teacher or university maths student, as well as to receive advice about university admissions and how maths is used in industry. Importantly, we also make sure that there is time to relax, have fun and to explore the city and the fourteenth century campus.' 

Further information

  • The application form for this year's Summer School can be found here.
  • Students are asked to contribute £275 for the week, however a number of full bursaries are available.


  • Q: Will the maths be too hard for me? A: The summer school is academically demanding, but the atmosphere is supportive and informal. The summer school provides attendees with a taste of what studying maths at university might be like.
  • Q: How many students attend the course? A: Typically between 20 and 30.
  • Q: Will I get my own room? A: Most students share rooms with one or two other people, however there are a number of single rooms available.

For further information, please contact Dominic Rowland.

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