Winchester Maths Summer School 2023

21st February 2023
BY Dominic Rowland, Summer School Director

Winchester Maths Summer School returns in 2023 with stretching mathematical content and an exciting atmosphere, with unique opportunities for pupils to spend time with each other and the course leaders.

The residential course is open to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools who are considering studying maths at university. It provides an opportunity to explore the subject in a beautiful setting, with a small group of like-minded young people. The course will be led by specialist maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities. 

This year’s Summer School will run from 17:00 on Monday 3 July to 12:30 on Saturday 8 July. 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. 

A typical day involves two 90 minute sessions before lunch, followed by 90 minutes of problem-solving in small groups. There is a shorter session before dinner and a range of evening activities. The course offers participants plenty of freedom to develop 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. There is also time to relax, have fun and explore the city as well as the historic, 14th century campus. 

The Summer School is academically demanding but it is a supportive, informal atmosphere. Typically 30 students attend the course and are accommodated in a mix of single and double rooms. Students are asked to contribute £450 towards the cost of the week; however bursaries are available. 

For more information, please see the application form  or email me with any questions at

“Summer School gave me insight into more complex and sophisticated mathematics than I'd seen before and increased my confidence. It's a chance to learn about the maths that's beyond the horizons of a typical classroom.”

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“A fantastic experience, with great speakers and a ton of genuinely helpful advice about further studies. It was fun to be able to work on so much challenging maths with like-minded people. ”