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MESME Maths Circle


A Maths Circle is a group of students who come together to grapple with intriguing puzzles, discover and explore exciting ideas and learn to think like mathematicians.

Our experience is that the students who most enjoy the Circles are high-attainers who love problem-solving and imaginative, creative thinking.

See below for some examples of the sort of puzzles students will consider at our circles.


We are running one Maths Circle in person at King's Maths School, and another circle online.

In person sessions all take place King’s Maths School, 80 Kennington Road, SE11 6NJ. The school is located centrally, and just a short walk away from Waterloo, Lambeth North and Elephant and Castle stations. Local bus routes include 3, 59, 159, 344 and 360.


All sessions start in January and will run through the Spring and Summer terms.

The online Maths Circles are Tuesdays 16:30-17:30 and there are 10 per term, starting on Tuesday 18 January 2022. Students need a device with a camera and a microphone, and a good enough internet/wifi connection.

The in-person Maths Circles are on Saturdays 11:30-13:00 and there are 8 per term, starting on Saturday 15 January 2022. No equipment is needed for these.


We are taking applications from students who are currently in school Year 7 and Year 8. Since our mission is to widen participation in mathematical sciences degrees and careers, we’ll prioritise places for students who:

  • have been eligible for Free School Meals in any of the past 6 years
  • do not have parents(s) or carer(s) who have studied at university
  • attend non-selective schools
  • live or have lived in local authority care, are a young carer, or are disabled
  • are traditionally underrepresented in mathematics in Higher Education

How to apply

Don't delay, apply today!

The deadline for completed applications is Monday 10 January 2022, at 23:59.

You can find out more about MESME maths circles on the MESME website.

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