Saturday 20th October – MathsJam / Celebration of the Mind / & Brighton Science Festival event

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20 Oct 2018 Brighton SF, MJ, CoM poster v4


MathsJam Brighton in conjunction with Brighton Science Festival and Celebration of Mind

invite you to a day of

 Recreational mathematics, maths art and bite sized talks on Saturday 20th October


Brighton Maths Jam hosts Adam Atkinson and Louise Mabbs welcome you to a day of mathematical discovery and exploration

Morning                       A chance to explore a myriad of real and virtual puzzles, mathematical conundrums and an exhibition of artistic interpretations

Afternoon                     Short talks and presentations by local and national mathematicians, magicians, local geometrically inspired artists and puzzle geeks

Organisations involved

MathsJam                      Free gatherings for adults – meets at 7pm local time on penultimate Tuesdays of each month in various worldwide locations. Brighton MJ meets in the Ibis hotel bar just down from Brighton station

Celebration of Mind   Annual worldwide events to mark the birthday of Martin Gardner who helped spread a lot of recreational Gathering for Gardner maths and other things via his column in Scientific American magazine

Brighton Science Festival   Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th October, plus other events throughout the year   

Confirmed contributors

Adam Atkinson            Helping a Sculptor with Maths

Louise Mabbs               Fun With Fibonacci & Fabric Origami (maths in textile art)

Andrew Jeffrey             Noughts & Crosses

Stephen Miller              Explosive Forging (using explosives to change the material properties of steel)   www.LiveActionFX.Com

Johnathon Welton        Just So – number tricks

Tim Rowett                    From Grand Illusions with his new puzzles

Simon Bexfield             With his 3D printers

Jerry Sadowitz              TBA

Caspar Thomas                         Martin Gardner’s Magic

Donald Bell                  Checking out a Conjecture in Number Theory using a  Python program

Other contributors to be confirmed

  If there’s a 5 minute talk you’d like to give, please contact us!

Digital projection available please bring a computer or memory stick


The Brighthelm Centre  North Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD

Hanover Room, 2nd floor (lift)

2 min walk                     From Brighton Station down Queen’s Road towards the sea

NCP carpark next door    But cheaper in the Churchill Centre one   Please contact Louise if you need to unload heavy equipment

Time, date and programme overview

Saturday 20th October
11.00am – 1.00pm          Exploring maths – dip into our hands on activities, puzzles, demonstrations and displays

1.00pm  – 1.30pm          Time for food or discussions

1.30pm  – 3.30pm          Understanding mathematical ideas – short talks and presentations by local and national professional and recreational maths practitioners

Age suitability  

While the sessions are geared towards adults, the morning session is suitable for responsible, accompanied secondary aged children / teens. Please contact us first if you need more information

Tickets will be available on We Got Tickets through Brighthelm

Free tickets                   But donations towards expenses and future events appreciated

Book at                  

Refreshments               Tea and coffee provided, bring lunch or buy it locally

Contact details

Louise Mabbs               Local MJ co-organiser         or

Adam Atkinson             Brighton MathsJam organiser


About Louise Mabbs

Textile artist living in the UK & voluntary Fairtrade rep
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