Mathematics Summer School

Maths Summer School

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.” 

Bertrand Russell

The Mathematics Summer School is an opportunity for bright students to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary mathematics. Each online course consists of a structured three-day programme led by a team of expert tutors. Typically, students will develop a theoretical understanding of a particular area of mathematics in the morning session, before exploring the practical applications of these theories in the afternoon.

Mathematics Summer School – Part 1 focuses on Algebra, Modular Arithmetic, Algorithms and Cryptography and is open to students aged 15-18. 

See a detailed schedule for this course here.

Mathematics Summer School – Part 2 focuses on Calculus, Proofs and Infinities and requires that students have completed a minimum of one year of A-level study in Mathematics (or equivalent) at the time of the course. 

See a detailed schedule for this course here.

Please note that, although both courses complement each other, they may be treated as independent events and there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2. Part 2 of the course will offer an undergraduate approach to learning, helping students to make informed decisions about continuing in the study of mathematics, as well as bridging the educational gap between secondary school and university.

Online classes are very small, typically containing just 6-8 students, all of whom should have a passion for mathematics, a curiosity to build on their existing knowledge and be keen to embrace and exchange new ideas.

This Summer School is particularly appropriate for students who may be considering further study of mathematics at undergraduate level, or who are interested in related disciplines such as physics, computing or engineering.

If you have found yourself hoping to push the boundaries of your pure mathematical knowledge, or curious about the ways in which mathematics can be used to further our understanding of subjects such as physics, philosophy or computing, the you’ll love the Mathematics Summer School!

For full practical and booking details just scroll down past the reviews.

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.” 

Bertrand Russell

The Mathematics Summer School is an opportunity for bright students to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary mathematics. Each online course consists of a structured three-day programme led by a team of expert tutors. Typically, students will develop a theoretical understanding of a particular area of mathematics in the morning session, before exploring the practical applications of these theories in the afternoon.

Mathematics Summer School – Part 1 focuses on Algebra, Modular Arithmetic, Algorithms and Cryptography and is open to students aged 15-18. 

See a detailed schedule for this course here.

Mathematics Summer School – Part 2 focuses on Calculus, Proofs and Infinities and requires that students have completed a minimum of one year of A-level study in Mathematics (or equivalent) at the time of the course. 

See a detailed schedule for this course here.

Please note that, although both courses complement each other, they may be treated as independent events and there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2. Part 2 of the course will offer an undergraduate approach to learning, helping students to make informed decisions about continuing in the study of mathematics, as well as bridging the educational gap between secondary school and university.

Online classes are very small, typically containing just 6-8 students, all of whom should have a passion for mathematics, a curiosity to build on their existing knowledge and be keen to embrace and exchange new ideas.

This Summer School is particularly appropriate for students who may be considering further study of mathematics at undergraduate level, or who are interested in related disciplines such as physics, computing or engineering.

If you have found yourself hoping to push the boundaries of your pure mathematical knowledge, or curious about the ways in which mathematics can be used to further our understanding of subjects such as physics, philosophy or computing, the you’ll love the Mathematics Summer School!

For full practical and booking details just scroll down past the reviews.

‘The course gave me invaluable insight into Mathematics at university and more complex subjects. I found solving problems very helpful and would definitely suggest anyone considering doing a Maths degree should attend one of these courses to expand their knowledge and experience the more challenging topics that are studied at university.’

‘It was a fantastic opportunity to discover new areas of maths that I would otherwise have not been introduced to through the A Level syllabus. I enjoyed the course and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in approaching more challenging maths problems.’

‘You won’t regret it! If you love the subject, you’ll love the entire week. It gives an unparalleled taster into university mathematics and allows you to explore some absolutely fascinating concepts – some of which will be almost entirely alien to you! The teachers were excellent and the friendly atmosphere ensures that everyone has a great time. I wish I could go again’

‘You won’t regret it! If you love the subject, you’ll love the entire week. It gives an unparalleled taster into university mathematics and allows you to explore some absolutely fascinating concepts – some of which will be almost entirely alien to you! The teachers were excellent and the friendly atmosphere ensures that everyone has a great time. I wish I could go again’

Practical Details

While the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, and as long as there remains a risk of disruption, all courses will be held online, rather than in-person.

The Mathematics Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18 (please note that Part 2 requires a year of A Level Maths).

Each online course is three days in length. Part 1 will take place on the 21st – 23rd July (waiting list), and repeated 9th – 11th August (waiting list). and Part 2 on the 16th – 18th August (waiting list), and repeated 19th – 21st August (limited availability). Teaching hours on each day will run from 10.00am till 3.30pm, with a lunch break. 

These are live online events, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The events will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video internet connection.

The cost for either single course is £275, and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

To book your place for the online Mathematics Summer School, please click on the button below, which will take you to the booking form. Please note that because we will be keeping online class sizes small, places are very limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.