Following another successful Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS) last year, preparations are now underway to deliver this year's course virtually, in line with Government guidelines. Last year's feedback was incredibly positive.
Head of Maths Outreach, Dominic Rowland, explained, "At the end of WMSS 2019 every student said they would recommend the course to a friend, so I'm delighted to be able to give them that opportunity. We received lots of applications again this year and, although it will be a different experience engaging in the course online, we are very much looking forward to working with this year's group of students and introducing them, virtually, to Winchester."
The Summer School is aimed at young people hoping to study maths at university. It provides an opportunity to engage with some challenging mathematics, to interact with like-minded peers, and to speak to current undergraduate students from leading universities.
The theme is ‘Proof in Mathematics’ and students will explore methods of proof including induction, contradiction and direct argument, and study examples from geometry, combinatorics, number theory and more.
The Summer School is academically demanding but we aim to create a supportive, informal atmosphere. It will take place three evenings a week, over a four-week period in June and July. This year the course is being provided at no cost to the participants. 25 students from 17 different maintained sector schools will be joining the course.
2nd July 2020
In our last postcard from home this term, Anvesh explains that, whilst he misses friends and school life, he has enjoyed spending time with his family, learning recipes from his older sister and playing games with his parents.
22nd June 2020
English don Tom Quale considers how literature bears "the indelible impression of its time" and what that might mean for the writing taking place during this turbulent period.
15th June 2020
Delivering lessons online and then wandering an empty campus, English don Mrs Lucia Quinault, feels the presence of previous pupils and teachers, with the grounds and buildings imbued with their happy memories.
15th June 2020
Volunteering in his local village and cycling for charity, Alfred is using his time away from school in a particularly inspiring way.
7th June 2020
Living through lockdown in Nigeria with his family, Tomiwa describes the all too familiar pattern of endless baking, eating and then realising the need to exercise intensely. He writes about how he's filling the time when he's not studying.
1st June 2020
Two brothers write of their experiences of lockdown together, with one studying for exams, and the other continuing his singing, remotely.