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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
18 Blenheim Terrace

0113 343 7495

Welcome to STEM@Leeds!

We’re all about inspiring young people to engage with STEM subjects through summer schools, workshops, events and the Leeds Festival of Science, plus a lot more!

Visit our subject pages to learn more about what’s on offer from STEM@Leeds Outreach Team at the University of Leeds.

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Events Calendar

2:30 pm The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
The Platonic Solids’ Lesser Know... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Platonic solids need no introduction. But what makes these five shapes so special? They are the only polyhedra satisfying the following conditions: every face is a regular polygon, every face is identical to every other, every edge is identical to every other, every corner is identical to every other, and finally the shape is convex (roughly, it contains no holes or spikes). In this session, we will investigate some of the less famous (but no less beautiful!) shapes that arise when we relax or amend these conditions. The session will also showcase three of the speaker’s current favourite things: a children’s construction toy (Magformers), a piece of software (Robert Webb’s Stella 4D), and a rare book (Adventures Among The Toroids by Bonnie Stewart). This is a Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association event (www.ybma.org.uk). Non-members are welcome, free of charge. 2pm for a 2:30pm start.