Book a place on a walking tour of London or Oxford
Join one of our London or Oxford walking tours and discover the maths that helps to build and run the urban environments in which we live. The tours are designed for all ages and abilities - you don't need to be a mathematical expert. They last around 80 minutes and consist of an interactive walking tour around the city centre.
At the moment, our London and Oxford walking tours are fully booked. More dates will be advertised in the autumn. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to know when dates have been confirmed. If you can’t wait until then, use our route guides to lead your friends and family on a mathematical adventure in the city.
Did you know that the dome of St Pauls is one of the first documented instances of mathematics being used to design a building? Have you ever wondered how many pieces of curved glass were used to build the Gherkin? And what will being tied to another person with string teach you about the maths behind the map of the London Underground? Join our tour and discover answers to these questions and more.
Did you know that the roof of the Sheldonian is held up by a piece of mathematics that Christopher Wren learnt while he was studying at Oxford? What is the influence of maths in the architecture of a building in St. John’s College aptly named ‘The Beehive’? And what does a wok, three sticks, and a bag of marbles got to do with maths in Oxford? Join our tour and discover answers to these questions and more.