All entries from the Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition held in partnership with St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford. The competition is open to everyone and invites maths enthusiasts to write an essay on a mathematical topic of their choice. It runs every year from February to April. More information can be found at the links below.

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2023

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2022: Overall Winner

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2022: Student Winner

Teddy Rocks Maths 2022 Winners Shortlist

Joseph Fourier, Quantum Mechanics and 80’s Pop Music

A Mathematician, a Monster and a Game With No Players

Understanding transmissions with error-correcting codes

The problem mathematics is not ready to solve

What is Inflation and how is it calculated?

The Longest Ever Proof: Computer-Assisted Provers and Organising Pythagorean Triples

The Mathematics of Symmetry (and Monsters)

Recognising Badly Drawn Dragons – How do Neural Nets Work?

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 9 [U-Z]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 8 [S-T]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 7 [P-R]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 6 [M-N]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 5 [K-L]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 4 [I-J]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 3 [E-H]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 2 [C-D]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2022: Group 1 [A-B]

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2022

The ‘Big Think’ Competition with St Edmund Hall

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2021: The Winners

Overall Winer: Into the World of Roulettes

Student Winner: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Art

College Choice Award: The Tower of Hanoi

Commended Entry: Interesting Shapes: Why is a doughnut equivalent to a coffee mug ?

Commended Entry: Turing Machines – the death of formalism and the birth of computer science

Commended Entry: The Mathematician and the Artist

Commended Entry: Maps and Projections

Commended Entry: Elo and Glicko Standardised Rating Systems

Commended Entry: Prime Numbers – What We Know

Commended Entry: A Brief Exposé of P-adics

Commended Entry: The Lorenz System and Why Truth is Always Stranger than Fiction

Commended Entry: Does the way we speak about maths affect our perception of numbers?

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 9 [U-Z]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 8 [S-T]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 7 [O-R]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 6 [M-N]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 5 [J-L]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 4 [G-I]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 3 [E-F]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 2 [B-D]

Teddy Rocks Maths Showcase 2021: Group 1 [A]

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2021

BiG STEM Communicators Network newsletter: Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: Winners

Mathematics vs Reality: The pursuit of perfect representation

Searching for Clarity: Patterns, Chaos Theory and Nature

Tessellation, Penrose Tilings and Infinity

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: Puzzles and Stories

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: Numbers

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: History

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: Calculus and Probability

Teddy Rocks Maths Essay Competition 2020: BIG Questions