Juggling Numbers!

This week we were delighted to welcome Dr Colin Wright to the school to present two Maths workshops to students from King’s and other local schools.

Dr Wright graduated in Pure Mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, before going on to achieve a PhD at the University of Cambridge. During his time at university, he developed his skills in a number of impressive activities including fire-breathing, unicycling and juggling.

Colin currently works as a director of a company that specialises in marine radar, but he takes time out to give Maths talks all over the world. In his presentations, he focuses on ‘The Maths of Juggling’ using his hugely impressive range of juggling skills to examine patterns in Maths.

Dr Wright spent the afternoon with our juniors, teaching them about different mathematical models such as Fibonacci and Morse code. The presentation concluded with the pupils devising their own specific mathematical sequence which Colin proceeded to remarkably replicate using his Juggling balls.

Later in the afternoon Dr Wright hosted another hugely interesting workshop for Sixth Form students which was also open to students from local schools.