We are delighted to introduce our keynote speakers for the Conference - they can be found on our programme pages together with summaries of the talk they will be giving.
Nira ChamberlainPresident of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Dr Nira Chamberlain CSci CMath is a British mathematician based in Birmingham, UK. He is a Principal Consultant at SNC-Lavalin and is the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
He makes regular appearances in UK media and is a BBC expert voice, as well as a speaker for the UK charity, Speakers for Schools. Dr Chamberlain won the title of "World's Most Interesting Mathematician" by winning the Big Internet Math Off in 2018 , as voted for by readers of Aperiodical.com
Hannah FryPresident of The Mathematical Association
Hannah Fry lectures on the Mathematics of Cities at University College London. Her research at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis focuses on patterns of human behaviour, and applies to a wide range of social problems. She regularly appears on TV and radio, and hosts a longstanding show for Radio 4, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. Hannah is also author of two books: The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus and The Mathematics of Love, which led to the development of a Horizon special for BBC Two, How to Find Love Online, which she presented. Other documentaries Hannah has presented for the BBC include Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing, City in the Sky and The Joy of Data.
Colin FosterReader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University
His research interests focus on the learning and teaching of mathematics in ways that support students’ conceptual understanding. He is particularly interested in the design of classroom tasks that enable students to develop the necessary fluency in mathematical processes that will support them in solving mathematical problems.
Steve WrenHMI, maintained schools and academies
Steve Wren is Ofsted’s subject lead for mathematics. He is a qualified teacher with extensive secondary school leadership experience, and most recently was director of key stage 3 in a large comprehensive school. As a specialist leader of education he supported schools with subject leadership, assessment and school improvement. Steve is part of the curriculum unit and has been a subject leader in 2 large secondary schools. He has lectured on initial teacher training programmes and, as a county mathematics consultant, supported the work and development of provision across a diverse range of schools.