Maths author visits for schools: talks for primary and KS2

Are you looking to book a maths author visit for a primary school?

I’m a multi-award-winning children’s author who writes books about maths and science. When you book author visits and talks for primary schools, you get a session that’s guaranteed to get your students to see the fun and joy in maths, as well as real world examples of the mathematics content of the KS2 curriculum.
Can be delivered as an in-school activity or as a virtual (Zoom) talk.

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Maths in The Animal Kingdom

Maths in the Animal Kingdom author visit for primary schools

What do butterflies, starfish, bees, ants, cicadas, sunflowers, ferns and viruses have in common? They are all excellent mathematicians.

Bring maths to life with this talk on the symmetry, shapes and sequences found in the natural world.

KS2 curriculum points covered

Prime numbers | 2D/3D shapes

Symmetry | Rotation & reflection

Perimeter & area | Measuring length

Based on my award-winning book


About me


I’m a multi-award-winning astronomy author and speaker. My twenty books have sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 21 languages. Plus I’ve written over 200 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and BBC Science Focus. I also write the monthly Absolute Beginners column for Astronomy Now magazine.

As well as writing a book with the astronaut Tim Peake, I’ve won The Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction and the AAS Solar Physics Popular Media award. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, I’ve appeared on BBC News, Sky News and Radio 5Live. I’m also lucky enough to have had the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart named after me.

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