Thursday, 15 March 2018

18:30 - 19:30

University Of Bath

How do cats get their black and white coats? And how is this linked to cancer and locusts? Hear how mathematical biology gives us the answers.

Dr Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath and a popular science writer. Kit’s research has demonstrated, unexpectedly, that mathematics can be used to describe all sorts of phenomena from embryo formation to locust swarming and from sleeping sickness to egg-shell patterning. He is particularly interested in the role that randomness plays in Biology. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Oxford in 2011. His research into Mathematical Biology has been covered by the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Mail, RTE and Reuters amongst others. Independently, his writing about the enjoyment and ubiquity of Mathematics has appeared in the Times, the i, the Independent, the Mail, and popular science publications such as Scientific American and IFLscience. He has also made appearances on the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory and even on Watchdog! Kit has also set real-world-based mathematical puzzles which have appeared in a range of newspapers, on tube adverts, on the radio and on Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums. You can find out more about Kit’s research and science communication on his website -



How much do the tickets cost? 

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the festival. The Bath Taps into Scinece Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations, all money raised form your donations will suport the festival in 2019. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a 45 minute talk.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel infromation webpages


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry we can check you in manually using your name.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up unitl the event. 


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes that is not a problem.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us at bookings@bathtapsintoscience or call 01225 385418.

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