Summer School 2015: A journey through mathematics

10.00am to 3.00pm, Thursday 30 July

Sunley Room

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Type

    Summer School workshop for 13–15 year-olds
  • Speakers

    • Ioanna Georgiou


Standard £50

Faraday member £45

Event description

In this workshop Ioanna Georgiou takes students on a journey from pre–historic times to ancient Greek and Hindu–Arabic mathematics and all the way up to the modern day, exploring some of the mathematical ideas which changed our world.

About the speaker

Ioanna Georgiou has been teaching mathematics ever since her university graduation. She holds BSc, MSc, and MPhil, and has a special interest in teaching mathematics through history and culture.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year–olds and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break. Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens, pencils and a calculator.

Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Masterclasses. 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 one week (seven 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 on 01844 351666 or email her at

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