Mathematics

Tutors and Lecturers: Prof. Chris Breward, Prof. Sam Howison, Prof. Kevin McGerty, Prof. John Wright, Prof. Gunnar Martinsson

Places at Christ Church: 6 - 8

Far and away the best reason for choosing mathematics at university is that you have always found it fascinating, stimulating and fun to do. You should love mathematics, and think (and worry) about mathematical problems even when you have done your school or college assignments. Mathematicians at Christ Church come from all sorts of backgrounds – state and independent schools, UK and overseas – all brought together by their passion for mathematics. In choosing students for admission we are looking for aptitude and potential combined with commitment to the subject.

In the first two years of the course, lectures are supplemented with two to three hours of in-college teaching per week, in tutorials and small group classes; third- and fourth-year teaching is via classes. Pure mathematics is taught by Kevin McGerty, an expert in abstract algebra, and Greg Berczi, who works in Geometry. Applied mathematics is taught by Sam Howison and Chris Breward, who work on problems with an interdisciplinary emphasis.The thriving Christ Church mathematics society brings together the whole mathematics community for lectures, student presentations and an annual dinner.

Employers like people with maths degrees. Mathematics opens the door to a huge range of careers, for example further study and research in academia or industry, investment banking, web design, and teaching..

Faculty Website:

www.maths.ox.ac.uk