Sutton Trust Summer School in Mathematics

<p> The Sutton Trust Summer School in Mathematics took place from 10th-15th July. The Sutton Trust has funded such summer schools since 1998, in various subjects including mathematics. This summer there were 28 Year 12 (lower sixth form) students chosen from 120 applicants - a number which is growing year on year. The students come from schools and families with little or no experience of Oxbridge or HE, as well as being selected on academic grounds. The academic programme for the week was run by Richard Earl and David Acheson, the aim being to give the students a sense of what university mathematics, and more generally what the whole university experience is like. The main lecture course was on cryptography, with other workshops concentrating on proof. </p>