Summer Schools: 1.618 The golden ratio (age 7–9)

10.30am to 12.45pm, Tuesday 27 August

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

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  • Credit: Anna Gordon
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 7–9

  • Speakers

    • Natalya Silcott


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

The golden ratio is something which has intrigued mathematicians, artists and more for over 2000 years, and can be found all around us in plants, art and buildings. But what is it, and what does it mean?

Join Natalya Silcott in this workshop to explore this fascinating number, and create your own piece of art using it as a basis.

About the speaker

Natalya Silcott is a mathematics teacher at Harrow School, an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.

Natalya’s love for Mathematics started when she was a child, growing up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She has been teaching for the past 20 years and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for Mathematics to all.

Alongside her teaching, Natalya is mother to 3, an examiner for a major exam board and co-author of the e-book, 'You CAN Excel in Maths'.

Please note

Please note, this workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

The Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Mathematics 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 two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.


Workshops are on the first floor of our building, for which there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, or if you have any other questions, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help. Email:

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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