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We are committed to involving the wider community, including the general public, in the work we are doing.

Please see details below of activities involving the SPOCK team

The Art and Science of Knots - 30 November 2016

This outreach event was held at the University of Edinburgh on 30 November 2016.

Each of the six short videos below contain a brief introductory talk on an aspect of knots given by one of the panel members. The seventh video below is a group discussion stimulated by the presentations and covers many aspects of of knots, in addition to wider issues on the relation between mathematics, science and art.

1 - Gareth Alexander - Physicist, Warwick

2 - Sir Michael Atiyah - Mathematician, Edinburgh

3 - Sir Michael Berry - Physicist, Bristol

4 - Katie McCallum - Artist, Brighton

5 - Paul Sutcliffe - Mathematical Physicist, Durham

6 - Hamish Todd - Biologist, Edinburgh

7 - Group Discussion

August 2017 - Young Researchers in Mathematics 2017

Paul Sutcliffe gave a public lecture on "Tying Tornadoes in Knots" at the Young Researchers in Mathematics 2017 Meeting at the University of Kent

Full List of Outreach Activities

Date Name Details
Aug-2017Paul SutcliffePublic lecture on "Tying Tornadoes in Knots" at the Young Researchers in Mathematics 2017 Meeting at the University of Kent
May-2016Kate Horner
Lauren Scanlon
Visit to International Guild of Knot Tyers
Dec-2015Bristol PhD StudentsSixth Form Outreach Event
Dec-2015Mark Dennis
Keith Alexander
'Knot Theory and Knots in Biology', Public Science Café
Sep-2015Mark Dennis
Keith Alexander
Invited talk 'Knots in Physics', Orkney International Science Festival.
Summer-2015Mark Dennis
Ben Bode
Supervision of a research intern from a Bristol school as part of the Nuffield summer placements scheme.
Feb-Jul-2015Mark Dennis
Keith Alexander
Elena Boniolo
Alexander Houston
Knots in Science', workshop for schoolchildren visiting Bristol under widening-participation schemes.
Mar-2015Kate Horner
David Evans
Lauren Scanlon
'Knots Workshop' for schoolchildren at the Annual Durham University Schools' Science Festival.
Mar-2015Kate Horner
Lauren Scanlon
Practical session for schoolgirls on Knot Theory (entitled: What do Mathematicians and Cows have in Common?). Part of the Durham University Girls 'n Maths outreach programme.
Feb-2015Mark MillerPublic Lecture, 'Knots', Café Scientifique, Durham, UK.
Feb-2015David EvansPublic Lecture, 'Fun with Lasers, Chemicals and Spirals', Ushaw College, Durham, UK.

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International Guild of Knot Tyers
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