Maths Oxbridge Visit

Fourteen Withington pupils – all from the Lower Fifth – met lecturers and Fellows while participating in two Maths workshops at Oxbridge Universities.

Six girls  went to Robinson College, Cambridge, and eight to St Hugh’s, Oxford, as part of the 'Four Schools Project' organised by and for Withington, The Manchester Grammar School, William Hulme School and the Manchester Academy. 

The Robinson College Group looked at Matrix Multiplication and an excellent algebraic approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem. Their St Hugh’s counterparts studied the mathematics of games with some students of Marcus du Sautoy as well as being lectured in some testing algebraic geometry. Both groups were given tours of the college and of the respective cities. 

Withington’s Head of Maths, Mr Kal Hodgson, said: “It allowed pupils to see life at some of the top universities and what mathematics can be like, and also gave them the opportunity to work with other students from a variety of different backgrounds and schools.”