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Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes, until someone forgets to carry a ‘1’ and a bridge collapses or a plane drops out of the sky. Join Matt Parker to explore the bizarre ways maths can trip us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world.

This event is particularly suitable for children aged 12+.

Matt Parker is a stand – up comedian and mathematician. He appears regularly on TV and online: as well as being a presenter on the Discovery Channel his YouTube videos have been viewed over 37 million times. Previously a high – school math teacher, Matt visits schools to talk Maths and he is involved in the Maths Inspiration shows. In his remaining free time, Matt wrote the books Things To Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension and Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors. He is also the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6pm.

This event will be filmed and on the Ri’s YouTube channel within a few months.