Summer Schools: Mathematical coding: an introduction to Wolfram Mathematica (age 16–18)

10.30am to 4.30pm, Monday 23 July

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  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 16–18

  • Speakers

    • David Vaccaro


Standard £50

Ri Young Members £42.50

Event description

This introduction to the powerful coding language Wolfram Mathematica introduces students to the use of computing in exploring mathematical ideas.

David Vaccaro will teach them the basics of mathematical software Wolfram Mathematica before setting off in teams to explore a question of their choosing using the programme.

About the speaker

David Vaccaro studied mathematics at King's College Cambridge before undertaking graduate research at the University of Oxford. He is now Head of Department at Highgate School and a regular Ri Mathematics and Computer Science Masterclass speaker.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 16–18 year-olds and will include a 45 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens, pencils and a USB drive if they wish to take their work home.

This workshop is based on an Ri Computer Science Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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