The Bill Tutte Club is a free after-school Maths and Science club, founded in 2013 as an initiative of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund, Newmarket Academy and Newmarket Town Council.
It is intended as a living legacy for Newmarket, allowing local children to explore Maths and Science in a friendly, informal environment.
Our aims are to:
- inspire children with the Bill Tutte story, and show how exciting Maths and Science can be!
- create a community of young people with similar academic interests, encouraging collaboration and innovation
- promote high achievement at Newmarket Academy, and make this visible to the wider community
strengthen links between Newmarket schools and local businesses
- encourage a sense of community pride among the residents of Bill Tutte’s home town.
We are open to all children from Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Newmarket area, and we meet once a month at Newmarket Academy, from 4pm to 6pm. Our members come from a wide range of schools, both local and not so local!
New members are always welcome; parents / carers just need to register them at Reception at the Academy when they drop them off for a meeting.
The Club is led by Mrs Guenigault of Newmarket Academy and Dr. Rachel Wood of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund.
Can you help?
We want to inspire children to take their interest in Maths and Science further – do you know a local business which would like to send a speaker, or can you think of any exciting future activities?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
|21 Mar||Perilous Puzzles: Put your Maths into action to battle your way through to the happy ending… – Cllr. Michael Jefferys|
|14 Dec||First Bill Tutte Christmas Science Lecture at Palace House (kindly sponsored by the Newmarket Festival) – Briony Jackson, Science Learning & Participation Officer, National Horseracing Museum|
|15 Nov||Physics at high speed: Be wowed by sonic booms and discover just what plasticine can tell us about streamlining… – Mr. Allen, Newmarket Academy|
|18 Oct||I’m a mathematician – get me out of here! Can you come to the rescue of Cllr.? See if you can solve the problems and save the day!– Cllr. Michael Jefferys|
|27 Sep||Come and pit your mathematical wits against… a challenging session of fast-paced thinking and fun! – Mrs. Guenigault, Head of Mathematics, Newmarket Academy|
|12 Jul||Maths Aloud: SPECIAL SITE VISIT to St Mary’s Church to reveal the Maths behind Bell Ringing – the perfect mathematical team sport!|
|21 Jun||Cracking codes – from Caesar to Colossus – Martin Gillow, Developer of the Virtual Colossus (www.virtualcolossus.co.uk)|
|23 May||Special visit by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the ‘Murderous Maths’ books, in celebration of the Bill Tutte Centenary: Kjartan is coming all the way from York to be with us! (N.B. Tuesday, not Wednesday)|
|14 May||@ 12 noon: all members of the Bill Tutte Club are invited to attend a short ceremony to unveil the new Blue Plaque dedicated to Bill Tutte, outside Fitzroy Stables in Black Bear Lane, where Tutte was born in 1917.|
|26 Apr||Unravelling the Earth – while being paid to play! – Tim Owen – Engineer/Scientist/Inventor (and formerly Senior Technical Officer at the Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge)|
|8 Mar||Mathematical Investigations: Discover and Research New Areas of Mathematics – Cllr. Michael Jefferys|
|8 Feb||Animal Magic: Hands on at the Animal Welfare Centre – Jasmine Houston, Animal Welfare Technician Demonstrator, Animal Welfare Centre, Newmarket Academy|
|11 Jan||All about Tests and Assessment: the Test Designer’s Art – Dr. Colin McCarty, Director, Test and Evaluation|
|16 Nov||SITE VISIT at Palace House (National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art)|
|19 Oct||SITE VISIT at Animal Health Trust|
|5 Oct||Searching for Gold: an Investigation of Different Sums – Cllr. Michael Jefferys|
|13 July||The Wonderful World of Waves: Light, Sound, Mexican & More – Mr. Allen, Newmarket Academy (Please bring a musical instrument if you can!)|
|8 June||Extracting the Winning Code: Get to Grips with DNA and Genetics – Briony Jackson, Science Learning & Participation Officer, the National Horseracing Museum|
|18 May||The Key to Happiness: Unlock the Secret Patterns of Mathematics – Cllr Michael Jefferys|
|13 Apr||Graph Games – Professor Graham Farr, Faculty of IT, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia|
|16 Mar||Maths Challenge Special – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|10 Feb||Cellular Automata: The Game of Life – Cllr. Michael Jefferys|
|13 Jan||100,000 Lollipops: Fun With Number Bases – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|9 Dec||SITE VISIT at Newmarket Equine Hospital|
|11 Nov||Rainbow Reactions: The Chemistry of Colour – Miss Bridge, Newmarket Academy|
|14 Oct||Lost Heroes – and More Codes to Test You! – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|16 Sep||Could You Win a Bill Tutte Scholarship?
A chance to meet Joshua Evans, the first Bill Tutte Scholar
|8 Jul||Lean Manufacturing – SITE VISIT at GE Aviation|
|10 Jun||The Three Dimensional World of Maths – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|13 May||Tsetse Flies, Cows and Poverty – Professor Mark Carrington, University of Cambridge|
|11 Mar||Thinking Machines: The Young Inventor’s Guide to Building a Drone – Alister Brain, Research Scientist, IBM|
|11 Feb||Be My Mathematical Valentine – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|14 Jan||Amazing Computers – Jason Fitzpatrick, Director, Centre for Computing History, Cambridge|
|3 Dec||Christmas Maths: Baubles and Snowflakes – Mrs. Guenigault, Newmarket Academy|
|5 Nov||Loud and Bright: Chemistry for Bonfire Night – Miss Wetherell|
|1 Oct||DNA Sequencing and Us – Dr. Martin Welch, University of Cambridge|
|10 Sept||The Colouring of Maps – Professor Dan Younger
(Patron of the Bill Tutte Memorial Fund), University of Waterloo, Canada
|2 Jul||Unravelling Complex Codes – Mr. Jefferys|
|4 Jun||Exploring Prime Numbers – Professor David Buckingham CBE FRS|
|7 May||How do Adders multiply? – Colin Barnes, UK Slide Rule Circle|
|2 Apr||(last week before Easter holidays)
Why James Bond needs to know about prime numbers – Professor Sir John Enderby FRS
|5 Mar||The Angry Birds’ Revenge – Mrs.Canning
Please bring your least favourite teddy – we will be engineering the downfall of a pile of cuddly toys!
|5 Feb||Cells and Slides: Biology through the Microscope – Miss Hoyle|
|8 Jan||How to make your own Lorenz Machine from paper – Mrs. Andrews, cont.
(This activity will be filmed for Bletchley Park)
|4 Dec||Working in binary – Mrs. Andrews
How to make your own Lorenz Machine from paper – Mrs. Andrews
|6 Nov||Complex Coding, with a real Enigma machine! – Tom Briggs, Bletchley Park Education Officer
Introducing different bases – Mrs. Andrews
|9 Oct||Squaring the square cont. – Mrs. Andrews
Constructing an electric question and answer board – Mrs. Wilson
|11 Sep||Introduction to code breaking – Mrs. Andrews
Squaring the square – Mrs. Andrews