Recent Past Events

Saturday 28th October – Saturday 2nd December 10:00am-12:30pm: Ri Mathematics and Statistics Masterclasses (for S3 pupils) 

Each year we host the Strathclyde series of Ri Masterclasses. These are extra-curricular workshops in mathematics and statistics which aim to nurture students’ curiosity and inspire them to continue engaging with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the future. The Masterclasses are held over six consecutive Saturday mornings and each session will cover a different topic. They are open to S3 pupils who have been nominated by their maths teacher. If your school did not receive an invitation to attend, the teacher should contact the organiser. In 2023 the series will run from Saturday 28th October until Saturday 2nd December. The programme for this year, and for previous events can be found at the link below. 

25th September – 1st October, 2023: Maths Week Scotland 

The theme for Maths Week Scotland this year is Maths in Motion. Below are some events hosted by members of the School. 

Maths insideis returning for Maths Week Scotland 2023! Maths inside is a photo competition open to everyone in Scotland. The categories this year are: oot an’ aboot, the ‘why’ of shapes, and in motion.Can you see the maths inside? 

To celebrate Maths Week Scotland 2023, the University of Glasgow is running a data visualisation competition for school pupils called Get to the Point. 

More details for both events can be found on the Maths Week Scotland webpage. 

Friday 15th September 12:30-1:30pm: Life’s not fair for RSE Curious 

Explore the complex interactions between inequality, privilege, and health using a board game. 

On the surface, it may seem that everyone in Scotland has an equal chance in life. 

However, people from the most deprived parts of the country are more at risk of poor health, live shorter lives on average and have reduced opportunities in education and employment. 

This interactive workshop will use a board game to explore the complex interactions between inequality, privilege, and health. 

The event is ticketed, and booking is required. 

Thursday 1st June to Sunday 11th June: Glasgow Science Festival 

Members of the School delivered several in-person events including a virtual reality tour of the heart, data storytelling, and We heart Statistics – an introduction to statistics using data from your own heart. 

Our contribution to Science on the Sofa is still accessible. Explore our activities investigating optimal shapes and patterns.