Maths Trip to University of Brighton (Session 2 of 3)

It was yet another fantastic gathering of maths enthusiast at Brighton University on the 5th of October.

This session organised by the University was particularly interesting as students were discovering how mathematical skills have been used to achieve the victory of Lord Nelson and the British Royal Navy in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Students were able to see and handle equipment used to navigate ships in the see. There was an opportunity to see the devastating power of a cannonball and by using clever calculations students were able to comprehend the extraordinary forces that where required to shatter and disable ships of the Spanish and French fleet.

There was even a chance of eating a biscuit, like the one that was eaten by sailors on the board of HMN Victory. There were plenty of volunteers to have a taste!

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