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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

July - gone but not forgotten!

Well, it seems like we missed out the month of July on the IMA blog, but alas the work and activities of the IMA were still very much ongoing. Infact, new territory was covered...

...with the 1st IMA Online Branch Talk, which took place on 21st July!

An introduction and a short article depicting the idea behind this can be seen on the IMA website.

The recording of 'An interactive talk on mathematical puzzles, given by Peter Rowlett, can be seen below:

At the end we asked for feedback and were pleased that people took the time to do this. We were also pleased with what people said about the event, with comments like: 

This was a great idea and the connection was really good, too. It's a great way of getting a group of people who are spread out geographically to meet interactively. Great Stuff!

I am especially happy that this talk was online and didn't require travel as I'm not very well and I could still attend and have fun.

We are now looking to arrange more such talks, and will post details of them when they are finialised.