Exploring Maths 2016



Exploring Maths 2016 was held on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

The guest speakers were Dr Simon Singh on The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets and Dr Colin Wright on Juggling—Theory and Practice.

Download a printed copy of the programme.


Arrival is at 09.00, with the welcome from the Principal at 09.40. The timetable gives details of the main talks. There will also be two sessions of small group talks at 11.30 and 13.15. The day will end at 15.45.




Exploring Maths 2016 is a free invitation only event. If you would like to attend please contact us. Attendance should be organized by a teacher or other authorized representative of your school.

Exploring Maths 2016 is free.

All students must have signed parental permission to attend the event. This is the responsibility of the organizing school, and Royal Holloway accepts no responsibility for unauthorised attendance.

The organizing school is responsible for ensuring that students attend if places are booked on their behalf.

If you need to cancel your attendance at the event after May 31 2016 we reserve the right to levy a cancellation charge of £100 against the school to cover administration costs. If not all places reserved by the school are taken up we reserve to right to levy an administrative charge of £50. Any charges will be submitted to the organizing school by invoice, payable within 30 business days of receipt.



By Car

The College is on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is two miles from Junction 13 of the M25.

We have reserved parking for cars and minibuses in Car Park 12. All vehicles must display the official ‘Exploring Maths’ parking permit on the dashboard!

Directions from the M25

  • After leaving the M25, follow the A30 west (signposted Bagshot and Camberley); this is the Egham bypass.
  • At the end of the Egham bypass, continue on the A30 up Egham Hill (a petrol station is on your left).
  • The main College entrance is on the left immediately after the second footbridge.

Directions from the West

  • Leave the M3 at junction 3, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A322.
  • Proceed under the road bridge and turn left, then merge onto the A30.
  • At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A30.
  • Continue on the A30, through Sunningdale towards Staines-upon-Thames.
  • The main College entrance is on the right immediately before the footbridge.

Avoiding the M25

  • To avoid the M25 when travelling from the South or South West on the M4 or the M3, take the A329(M) from the M4 at junction 10, or the A322 from the M3 at junction 3.
  • The A329(M) becomes the A329 at Bracknell, and then the A322, and connects with the A30 at Bagshot. Continue on the A30 through Sunningdale and Virginia Water towards Staines-upon-Thames and you will pass the College campus.
  • To avoid the M25 from the M40 coming from the Midlands, leave the M40 at junction 4 on to the A404 towards Maidenhead. Join the A308 at Maidenhead which will take you through Windsor and Old Windsor. Turn right at the roundabout after a Harvester Pub called the Bells of Ousley for a shortcut to the College through Englefield Green village on the A328.

By Rail

The College is connected by fast rail links to the rest of the country, with connections to London and Reading stations.

There are four trains an hour from London Waterloo to Egham (40 minutes), Reading to Egham (40 minutes) and Woking to Egham (35 minutes: change at Weybridge). You can also reach Twickenham (17 minutes) and Richmond (20 minutes) as well as Clapham Junction on the Egham to London Waterloo train.

For local train timetables, please visit South West trains and for information about connections, please see National Rail Enquiries.

Please be aware that Royal Holloway is located outside of the Oyster Card travel zone.

Walking Directions from Egham Station

The College is about a mile from the station, which takes about 20 minutes to walk.

  • Turn right out of the station along Station Road and walk about 100 yards to the junction and traffic lights.
  • Turn left at the junction and follow the road around to the large roundabout with a petrol station on the left. Walk up Egham Hill (A30) and follow the footpath.
  • The main College entrance is on the left immediately after the second footbridge.

Taxi from Egham Station

There is a taxi rank just outside Egham station. A taxi will cost £5—£6.

By Bus from Egham Station

Get the 71 or 441 bus from the bus stop near the station: follow walking directions for about 200 yards and it is on your left. There is a bus stop outside Royal Holloway.