Maths Inspiration is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers aged 14 to 17. The show gives young people the chance to experience the UK's most inspiring maths speakers live in theatres, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world applications.
The show finished with a Q&A session in which each speaker talked about how they got into maths. They were all honest in saying that they were not always good at maths but they focused on the parts they enjoyed to make a living from it.
In the afternoon the group decided to walk to the Birmingham Sea Life Centre. It was a pleasant walk on a clear, sunny winter’s day that took them through lovely cobbled streets alongside the canal, overlooking all the boats dotted on the water.
At the Sea Life Centre the group saw some of the fish, turtles and sharks that inhabit our oceans, and read up about some other unusual sea creatures and those that are vulnerable to hunting, fishing and habitat loss. One of the young people on the trip said they had never seen anything like this before and loved the experience.