Date & Time: 3:00 – 4:30, May 5, 2021
Venue: Zoom Meeting (Online)
In 2011, Prof. Chris Budd Obe was a co-author of a major report into UK maths education called 'A world-class mathematics education for all our young people. This highlighted a number of issues in the UK and steps which should be taken to change things. Since then, many of these changes have happened, and we have simultaneously seen an explosion in effective mathematics outreach. In this talk, Prof. Chris Budd OBE will discuss these changes, talking both about teaching and outreach. He will also describe a programme that he runs at the University of Bath which trains undergraduates on how to communicate mathematics effectively.
About the Speaker:
Chris Budd Obe is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, UK and Gresham Professor of Geometry. He obtained his first degree at Cambridge and his PhD at Oxford. He has worked at Bath for 25 years.
He is a passionate communicator of mathematics, giving many popular talks and workshops. He is a Professor of mathematics at the Royal Institution (RI) and he is one of the few mathematicians who is a National Teaching Fellow. In 2015, he was awarded the OBE for his work in maths and science education.