Following another successful Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS) last year, preparations are now underway to deliver this year's course virtually, in line with Government guidelines. Last year's feedback was incredibly positive.
Head of Maths Outreach, Dominic Rowland, explained, "At the end of WMSS 2019 every student said they would recommend the course to a friend, so I'm delighted to be able to give them that opportunity. We received lots of applications again this year and, although it will be a different experience engaging in the course online, we are very much looking forward to working with this year's group of students and introducing them, virtually, to Winchester."
The Summer School is aimed at young people hoping to study maths at university. It provides an opportunity to engage with some challenging mathematics, to interact with like-minded peers, and to speak to current undergraduate students from leading universities.
The theme is ‘Proof in Mathematics’ and students will explore methods of proof including induction, contradiction and direct argument, and study examples from geometry, combinatorics, number theory and more.
The Summer School is academically demanding but we aim to create a supportive, informal atmosphere. It will take place three evenings a week, over a four-week period in June and July. This year the course is being provided at no cost to the participants. 25 students from 17 different maintained sector schools will be joining the course.
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13th May 2020
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11th May 2020
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