Booking Ben

Booking and fees:

To arrange a visit get in touch via the contact form on this site after reading this page.


Details of fees are all subject to your exact requirements, so nothing on here represents a formal quote, but roughly speaking these are my guidelines. Each session is approximately one hour.

I am, of course, happy to negotiate details since every event is different.

School enrichment workshops/talks:

I am keen to support schools in their enrichment needs, and these starting points try reflect this. In practice even a short visit requires a day of my time. As a result you will get more value for money if you use me for more than 1 talk/workshop on a day. These suggested fees are starting points for discussion:

  • One approx. 1 hr workshop/talk/lecture session: £450 – depending on exact requirements.
  • Further sessions on the same day at a reduced rate.
  • travel expenses as required, from Bath, UK, at 45p per mile (HMRC guidance) for petrol, or equivalent public transport costs.
  • overnight accommodation if required, at an estimate of £100 per night as a starting point to cover accommodation and subsistence, unless (e.g. in London) hotel rates are significantly higher.

A day rate discussion should start around £1000.

Fees for Teacher training/INSET/conference events:

I regularly deliver workshops, demonstrations, and keynote presentations. The exact situations and needs will vary widely and should be discussed directly with me, and will likely need a more bespoke presentation.

With that caveat, and as a starting point for fee discussions, a typical keynote (approx 1 hour) speaker fee for a large teacher conference might be around £750, plus travel.

I understand that budgets vary wildly. Please get in touch. It may be that a day-rate is more appropriate if more than one session is required.

Public Admission:

The situation for general public admission events (particularly with an entrance fee) will also be very event dependent, so please also discuss this with me directly.


Since 2020 much more work has been done remotely and online. I am happy and able to provide enrichment/training online, and have a lot of experience at doing so – BUT each session has to be adapted to meet your particular circumstances and arrangements. The fees discussed still apply as a starting point, with the exception of travel costs – which would obviously be minimal.

Interview Preparation

I am also very happy to provide 1-1 Mock Interviews for students intending to apply for mathematics related degrees. Some universities are now conducting these *online*.

  • I can do practice interviews in-person (usually as part of a longer visit) or online using appropriate conferencing software (e.g. Zoom/Meet and Google Jamboard).
  • Approx 45 mins to 1 hour is ideal for a useful experience.
  • If many students are interested I can work with them in pairs, in a minimum of 30 mins (preferably longer), although this does mean a much briefer and less personal experience.
  • For an in-person interview we need a quiet room, space to sit with pen and paper, and an appropriate member of school staff present  – who can be working in the background.
  • For an online interview the student will need to be able to use a camera and microphone, and some method of writing mathematics digitally (a touchscreen device with pen, or a graphics tablet, or equivalent). I can advise on options for these if needed.
  • The interview will be approx 75% mathematics discussion, and about 25% debrief and discussion of the interview, with time for them to ask questions as needed.

Grants and other funding opportunities

You may wish to check whether there are grants available for funding (or part-funding) an event like this:

  • the Royal Institution regularly fund events from the STEM directories (My page on the directory is here).
  • British Science Association (BSA) (grant info here…)
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) (grant info here…)
  • London Mathematical Society (LMS) (grant info here…)

General/Tech Requirements:

If delivering an in-person session at your venue I will usually need the following setup:

  • A projector and screen, large enough and bright enough for the audience to all see clearly.
  • A table to work from at the front (on stage or floor). I need to be able to plug in my own laptop to your system from here: video via HDMI or VGA, sound via 3.5mm jack or HDMI, and 240V power supply for my devices.
    (I need to be able to access my laptop during the presentation i.e. it’s not suitable to have to leave the laptop in a sound booth or tech cupboard off stage.)
  • If a microphone is needed for the venue, a wireless hands-free type (i.e. lapel or lavalier microphone, or headset, rather than a handheld – I will usually need to use my hands!)
    Rough guide:  usually use a mic if much more than 50 people, or if any access requirements dictate a need for amplification.
  • Set-up time: 20-30 mins in the venue, with tech staff available, before any audience is present, to check set-up of projector and sound etc.

If any of these are likely to be a problem we can probably work around it, but I do need to know. I can bring more of my own equipment/cables if I know to do so in advance.

If in doubt – just get in touch and ask.