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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
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0113 343 7495

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.


Taster Days


Back to Physics

Have you ever wondered what studying physics at university is like?

Open to both Year 12 and 13 students.

Join us as an undergraduate student for the day! You’ll attend a lecture, solve challenging problems during a workshop and complete an undergraduate-level lab session in the afternoon!

Our next Physics Taster Day will take place on Wednesday 21 March 2018.  Applications are now closed for this next event.

This is a great opportunity for students studying both Maths and Physics at A-level to experience university life and see what it’s like to study in higher education. Students must have permission from their teachers to attend the event.


09:45   Arrival on campus
10:00   Welcome & University-level Lecture
11:15   Problem Solving Workshop
12:00   Lunch
13:00   Undergraduate Lab Session
14:30   Departure

Please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at e.mcneill@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 4065 for more information.