If you’d like to ask Ben to come and run a lecture/workshop then click on the contact page to e-mail him. You might want to check the Booking Info page first too.

Ben can deliver CPD to maths staff, or enrichment to students (or staff!) or he’s happy to chat through how he can help with any maths related performance/teaching.

He is always on the look out for new things to talk about, but he currently regularly delivers the following talks/workshops:
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The Creation of Number

An entertaining journey through humanity’s mathematical attempts to wrestle with the deepest questions behind our day-to-day use of numbers, and their consequences.

Windmills of Your Mind

Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel…so goes the classic 1960s song.  Forget circle theorems (for a moment, anyway), and discover how circles can be a source of beauty, awe and mystery as Ben explores ways in which maths can be, literally, moving.

The Sacred Geometry of Chance

“He deals the cards to find the answer,
The sacred geometry of chance,
A hidden law of a probable outcome,
The numbers lead a dance.”
[Sting – Shape of My Heart]

Magical Maths

Magic and maths have gone together for hundreds of years. The reasoning behind many magic effects is inherently mathematical and logical, and mathematical tools can reveal the secrets if you’re brave enough to use them.



Maths, Music, Beauty and Harmony

Is there a correlation between mathematical and musical skill?

Why are there 12 chromatic notes in an octave?

Why do some harmonies sound ‘beautiful’ and others not? Is it an arbitrary opinion, or something more fundamental?

How on earth have One Direction got so popular?

Moving Maths

An exploration of the emotional side of mathematics, including how the use of dynamic (moving) software can fundamentally change the way we think about the subject. A chance to (re)visit some old classics and some new surprises.

Mock Interviews

I can offer one-on-one, or similar, Mock Interviews for students wanting to apply for a mathematics related degree, online or in person.