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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
14th March 2023
Professor Brian Cox delivered the annual Duncan Louis Stewart lecture in March 2023 focusing on cosmology and developments in the study of black holes.
12th March 2023
In early March, pupils from Winchester College attended the 2023 Tonbridge Science Conference where they took in talks from keynote speakers, and delivered their own presentations.
10th March 2023
The College's Outreach programme marked St David’s Day on 1st March with two memorable events at the Cathedral and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School.
7th March 2023
In an evening that saw speeches on Kandinsky, Hockney and Euclid, a winner was crowned in this year's Kenneth Clark Prize Final, with guest adjudication from Dr. John Goodall of Country Life.
7th March 2023
Following a College best performance in the 2022 paper, pupils taking part in this year's exam reach new heights.
“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. ”