Our cities are filled with buildings, roads, cars, buses, trains, bikes, parks and gardens. They are crisscrossed with power, water, sewage and transport systems. They are built by engineers, architects, planners, technologists, doctors, designers and artists. Our cities are shaped by our environment, our society and our culture. And each and every part is built on mathematics.
Marcus du Sautoy and the Maths in the City team have devised walking tours to reveal the maths in the city. These tours are led by Marcus’ ‘Mathmagicians’, a team of volunteer students from Oxford. Book a place on a mathematical walking tour of Oxford or London by clicking the button at the top of the screen.
There are other ways to explore maths in the city. Click on the 'Find' button to see examples of maths hidden in cities around the world and add your own examples by clicking 'Add'. You can even use this site to create your very own maths walking tours.