How Mathematics Can Clean up Ocean Pollution – Dr Tom Crawford – 7th March 2020

Time: Doors open at 2pm

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Tom Crawford is a tutor at St Hugh’s College, St Edmund Hall and St John’s College at the University of Oxford where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduates. He also runs his award-winning website and associated social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @tomrocksmaths.
Tom describes his research looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean and how we can use this knowledge to help to fight ocean pollution.


A Brave New World? – Malvern Festival of Ideas 2020

Malvern Festival of Ideas is a multidisciplinary and inclusive weekend of events on what matters. The theme for the 2020 Weekend is A Brave new World? In a rapidly changing world, can we look to the future positively and with hope? In what ways can emerging ideas in areas relating to social policy, economics, medicine, science, politics, psychology, arts, foreign policy and faith lead to a better world? Themed sessions explore the topic from some of these perspectives and the accompanying discussions and activities will allow participants to follow up their own interests within the overall theme.
The Family Day Programme is an essential part of the Weekend. This year, it includes interactive story-telling and activity sessions a themed mathematics session on the environment.

There is no charge for entry to most events at Malvern Festival of Ideas, though there are considerable expenses. As in previous years, we will ask at each event for your donations towards those costs. It is also possible to donate online via the website.
Refreshments will be available at many of the venues. Buffet lunches must be booked in advance—please see the event descriptions.
Malvern Festival of Ideas is part of a community charity EngageMalvern.