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A little of my background:

I am a past Chair of Ilkeston U3A where I enjoy leading a 'Maths for Fun' group. I am a qualified radio amateur; enjoy swimming, ten pin bowling, photography, films and strolling with friends.

I am both a Chartered Mathematician and a Chartered Mathematics Teacher. After a degree and doctorate in mathematics (specialising in computer based mathematical models of molecules) I engaged in post-doctoral research in theoretical chemistry. Following research I trained to teach, teaching initially Computer Science at a Sixth Form College and then Mathematics Learning Support and Teacher Training at a College of General Further Education.

I have enjoyed working to network organisations and at international level chaired meetings of heads and staff looking at how pupils at their schools and colleges in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK may participate together in shared activities including that of project work and multilateral visits. I have had over the years the privilege to have been engaged in mathematics education debate as Chair of the National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges, as a member of the Schools and FE Committee of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), as a member of the inner circle of the National Association of Mathematics Advisors, and as Honorary Secretary of the Joint Mathematical Council of the UK (JMC). I continue on JMC as a co-opted member and am currently Chair of the British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME) Committee which has the role of drawing together members of twenty one National Mathematics Organisations in the UK for a combined conference.

I value U3A as an opportunity to be kept engaged intellectually, physically and socially and in my role as national subject advisor for mathematics and statistics to of help in the resourcing and networking in this area.

Mathematics and Statistics startup leaflet  Mathematics and Statistics startup leaflet (539.55 KB)

U3A Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter April 2020  U3A Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter April 2020 (274.96 KB)