The MAT Lectures


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The MAT Lectures are a series of engaging talks delivered by high profile, inspiring speakers on a range of topics relating to education. Each event is free to attend and offers valuable networking opportunities.

The MAT Lectures launched in December 2016, with the topic 'Mastering Maths' and it was delivered by Dr Helen Drury, Executive Director of Mathematics Mastery.

The next MAT Lecture is on Tuesday, 28th March and presented by Keith Stuart, titled A Boy Made Of Blocks. To register for this free event please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking here.


An overview of all the currently available lectures can be found on our Eventbrite page. Don't delay in registering your interest. 


MAT Lecture Topics & Dates:

'Mastering Maths' with Dr Helen Drury

The Autumn Term’s MAT Lecture 'Mastering Maths' was delivered to a packed audience of staff and mathematics enthusiasts on 6th December. The audience had travelled from schools and universities from across Bristol and neighbouring counties, and took place in the Medlock Hall at Merchants' Academy.

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The MAT Lecture was delivered by Dr Helen Drury, Executive Director of Mathematics Mastery, and timed to coincide with the annual publication of the PISA results and reports. Dr Drury spoke about the methods surrounding closing the gap in mathematical understanding and application, successfully used in Singapore and China. The Mathematics Mastery approach aims to ensure no child is left behind, with rapid progress made through thinking and working with number and mathematical concepts. Dr Drury answered a range of interesting questions from the audience who also enjoyed the opportunity to network at the drinks reception before the lecture.