Public Understanding of Mathematics

I believe it is important that the public understand the crucial role that mathematics plays in everyday life. Having come from a mathematical background, and then applying my mathematical skills to real life problems in the field of building engineering, I am often asked to speak to school students about the ways I have used maths in my work. Information about the specific talks is given in the links below.
My thanks must go to Rob Eastaway of for getting me started.

Simply The Best

A new talk highlighting the role of mathematics in the optimisation of engineering structures.

Architecture Shaped By Maths ("Raising The Roof to Rio")

This engaging and interactive talk highlights the link between Maths and Geometry and shows how Architects and Engineers use the maths seen in nature to design efficent and elegant structures.

How To Build An Olympic Stadium

As part of an EPSRC funded project I have developed a talk entitled "How To Build An Olympic Stadium". Also suitable for Year 11 & 12 students of Maths, this talk uses the construction of the Olympic Park in London as an example of how the mathematics used in the classroom and beyond can be applied to the real world.

The Maths of Sports Stadiums

My talk entitled "The Maths of Sports Stadiums" is suitable for Year 11 & 12 students of Maths. It aims to show how mathematics is fundamental to the design of building structures. This is done through following three case studies of sports stadia I have worked on, and highlighting the use of mathematics in the design process.
The PodCast of my interview with Plus Magazine on the topics covered in my talk can be found here.
The PodCasts of two interviews with Peter Rowlett of the here and here.
Some useful links to information and resources on the Maths of Engineering and Architecture are listed here.