I wasn’t expecting that! – Rob Eastaway

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Date(s) – 12/12/2017
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm



This year’s Middlesex University Mathematics Christmas Lecture will be given by Rob Eastaway director of Maths Inspiration and Christopher Zeeman medal winner.

Everyone is welcome but places are limited, if you would like to attend then please book a place on eventbrite.co.uk at the address: tinyurl.com/y82fpcb6 or contact Dr. Matthew Jones at m.m.jones@mdx.ac.uk

I wasn’t expecting that!

As humans we depend on our intuition to make many of our decisions. And most of the time it works. But when intuition doesn’t work it can go spectacularly wrong. Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway reveals some of his favourite examples, and explains why mathematicians so often seem to delight in the counter-intuitive. Brace yourself, and be prepared to get things wrong….


Rob is the director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of maths lectures for teenagers which involves some of the UK’s leading maths speakers.

In 2016 Rob was awarded the Christopher Zeeman Medal by the London Mathematical Society and the Institue of Mathematics and its Applications for his promotion of maths. In his presentation the IMA said,

“Rob is without doubt one of the leading promoters of mathematics in the UK. Rob’s outreach over many years has engaged and continues to engage and inspire great numbers of diverse audiences.”

Previous recipients of the award include Ian Stewart and Marcus du Sautoy.

Rob is the author of a number of books including the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads.



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