Bayes Centre

A Mathematical Christmas Stocking

In the final Public Lecture of 2020, Chris Budd presents a selection (box) of mathematical Christmas treats, discussing important festive topics and questions, such as:

  • Why is Christmas on Christmas Day?
  • The great Christmas jumper off
  • How to survive the Strictly Final
  • What is the best route for Santa to deliver all of the presents
  • How to fold and cut the best Christmas present
  • How to cut the Christmas Cake
  • And, in homage to 2020....How to organise the ultimate Zoom party

He also discusses The Christmas Stocking Theorem and its application to a famous Christmas Carol.

Join us for this festive extravaganza, as Chris helps us see out 2020 in suitably mathematical style!

Chris Budd is currently Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Institution, and until recently was Professor of Geometry at Gresham College. He works on the applications of Maths to real world problems including climate change, COVID-19, and saving the whales. He is a passionate populariser of mathematics, giving many popular talks to schools and science festivals. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to science and Maths education. For relaxation he likes walking in the mountains with his dogs.


Running Order (all times GMT):

17.00: Introduction

17.05: Public Lecture

17.45: Q&A

18.00: Event Ends

This online event will be hosted on Zoom. Ticket holders will receive an email on the day of the event, with instructions on how to join the lecture and subsequent Q&A.

Registration will close at 10.00 on the day of the event.

Dec 15 2020 -

A Mathematical Christmas Stocking

Chris Budd presents a Christmas extravaganza, filled with mathematical festive delights!