UKMT Summer Schools are designed for young people with an interest in mathematics. They aim to promote mathematical thinking and provide an opportunity for participants to meet other students and adults who enjoy mathematics.
At each summer school, 48 students take part in demanding and stimulating sessions led by UKMT volunteers. They are supported by a group of senior students who have previously attended a summer school. Time will be set aside to allow students to work together informally on problems and to socialise.
We will send invitations to selected students through their schools in March.
Students in Years 10 or 11 (England and Wales), S3 or S4 (Scotland) and Years 11 or 12 (Northern Ireland) who are among the top 1.5% of scorers in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge are selected by lottery and invited to attend one of the summer schools. They must be aged 14-16 years at the time of the event. This year, invitations will be sent to students through their schools in March.
Only one student per school may be invited and only students resident in the UK are eligible. Schools will not be invited to send students two years running.
No two days are the same but the following is an example from a recent summer school timetable.
The first National Mathematics Summer School was held at The Queen's College, Oxford, in July 1994. It was the brainchild of Dr Tony Gardiner who ran the first five, from 1994 to 1998. Over the years they have been held in Oxford, Birmingham and Leeds.
Initially there was a single summer school each year. A second summer school was introduced in 2007, and since 2013 there have been several summer schools each year.
A Summer School for Girls has been held in Oxford each year since 2013.
Our thanks go to the Oxford Mathematical Institute; the Operational Research Society; Balliol College, Oxford and St Anne's College, Oxford for their support of the UKMT Summer Schools.