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Mathematics: Exploring The Nature & Applications of Complex Numbers – University Tutorial With Professor Shaun Stevens From University of East Anglia

11th October 2021 @ 16:45 - 17:30



In this live interactive Mathematics tutorial, we will be joined by Professor Shaun Stevens, the Head of School of Mathematics at University of East Anglia who will explore the nature and applications of Complex Numbers.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided by UEA in a Headliner recorded resource (see below) which offers 20 minutes of insights into the key academic research and debate related to this fascinating topic. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the live discussion. Shaun poses a number of questions in the Headliner video which will be explored on 11th October demonstrating the diversity of teaching approaches found within university tutorials.

This session will further the depth of students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.

The Headliner recording is below.




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Shaun Stevens


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5 students studying or with an interest in studying Mathematics and related subjects. This is particularly suitable for students who are about to or already have studied Complex Numbers. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording, consider some of the key issues and think about the questions posed by Professor Shaun Stevens.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


11th October 2021
16:45 - 17:30
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