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.
19th September 2020
Science School has a diverse collection of fascinating objects, from an 18th-century microscope, fossils and taxidermy birds, to apparatus used to teach physics in the early 20th century. Twenty-four of the most interesting and unusual objects from the collection are now online.
7th September 2020
In the first of a series of insights into school life during this unique time, we hear from Ben Wen who recently joined the school as a JP in Furley's, spending the past two weeks with his brother in quarantine. Ben looks back at his first impressions of boarding life.
2nd July 2020
In our last postcard from home this term, Anvesh explains that, whilst he misses friends and school life, he has enjoyed spending time with his family, learning recipes from his older sister and playing games with his parents.
27th June 2020
Struck by the terrible hardships facing vulnerable communities in his home city of Bangkok, Toh started making nutritious, tasty food to be delivered to those most in need. In an inspiring postcard, he explains how he's balanced his charity work with his school work.
22nd June 2020
English don Tom Quale considers how literature bears "the indelible impression of its time" and what that might mean for the writing taking place during this turbulent period.
18th June 2020
Tristan is finding new enjoyment in classically British pastimes and literature, as well as finding the increased independence required of online learning the perfect preparation for university.