May 22, 2018
Dr Katie Speckles spoke for us during the 2017 Fringe about
Mathematical Life Hacks. It's a talk she's done for lots of SITP
groups across the country and we were very pleased to welcome her
to Edinburgh. Unfortunately her talk was quite visual in nature, so
there's no real point podcasting it. However, we did interview
Katie about maths and it's use in real life, her own life as a
maths communicator, and of course we asked her our incredibly tough
regular questions as well.
Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops on different areas of maths. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. She enjoys doing puzzles, solving the Rubik's cube and baking things shaped like maths. In 2016, Katie was awarded the Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement.