John Bibby firstname.lastname@example.orgOur Aim: to do for mathematics what the National Science Museum does for scienceOur Method: one large iconic centre, plus a nationwide outreach network (partneringwith existing institutions)Key Themes: active engagement, “everyone is a mathematician”, maths is everywhere(science and arts; history, geography, outer and inner space)
FAQs and some provisional answersWhat are you trying to do?We want to change attitudes to mathematics, somaths becomes cool and a “CanDo” subject, notsomething that frightens. We want to improveperceptions, confidence and skills.
How do you intend to do this?Via a national centre and a nationwide networkof “mathetariums” (maths museums).These will do for mathematics whatplanetariums do for the solar system and outerspace - inspire, excite, educate and amaze,providing everything from fun and a great day out to serious understanding andguidance and follow-up for people at all levels of understanding.
What will this network consist of ? (Maybe) one big national centre and 5-10 regional hubs.
Where will the regional hubs be?They will be located so that 90% of the UKpopulation is within 1 hours travel.Some will be in existing institutions – museums,science centres etc.; some will be new-builds; andsome will develop heritage buildings (unusedschools etc.) in development areas. We will be inviting bids from institutions that wish to become a regional hub.
We will be inviting bids from institutions that wish to become a regional hub. Please speak to me or email me if you are interested email@example.com You can sign up for the MWUK newsletter at MathsWorldUK.com/contact/
What’s already out there ? Moebius architecture National Library of Kazakhstan http://www.archdaily.com/33238/national- library-in-astana-kazakhstan-big/