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Maths and philosophy were the order of the day for an exciting and interactive talk given by Ben Sparks at the latest community science and maths event hosted by Glebelands School.

Ben Sparks is a maths teacher and speaker, tutor and co-ordinator for the Further Maths Support Programme.

"He delivered an inspiring talk that asked the audience to consider whether numbers were created or discovered, reflecting and discussing the history of maths and indeed the conflicts maths has caused over the years" said the school's head of maths, Dee Gardner.

"During the school day he entertained and amazed our Year 9 and 10 students with 'mathemagic tricks', allowing them a glimpse of how beautiful maths can be when he talked about fractals showing some truly amazing images.  Our students left the hall inspired and astounded at how maths can be used in the real world," she said.

Last Thursday's evening event was attended by the then deputy Mayor - now Mayor - of Waverley, Cllr Patricia Ellis, councillors, school governors, families and members of the local community.  "The feed-back was very positive with several people indicating they would have liked to have listened for longer," said Ms Gardner, adding "We are very pleased with another successful Maths event and are looking forward to our next community science show in October”.

Source - Surrey Advertiser