Training and Events

The MA is an accredited NCETM mathematics CPD provider.


2016 MA Annual Conference

1 April 2016 - 3 April 2016

Inspiring Teachers

Andrew Wiles Building, Oxford University - 1st - 3rd April 2016

Book online here

Plenary Speakers

Professor Anne Watson
Department of Education University of Oxford

Jane Jones
HMI National Lead for Mathematics, Ofsted

Dr Peter M Neumann
Mathematical Institute University of Oxford and MA President

Ben Sparks
Mathematician, musician and speaker
Further Maths Support Programme - University of Bath

Vicky Neale
Whitehead Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute and at Balliol College

The Annual Dinner will be held in The Queen's College Hall,a magnificent and historic venue dating back to the 18th Century. 


Past conference delegates say...

And the best bits are:
"The networking and time to do this in - it is very much a people experience."
"I liked everything very much."
"Meeting other teachers."
"Ideas I will use in my classroom immediately."
"Applicability to teaching and enthusiastic delivery."


So what are the benefits of attending the MA Conference?
Some thoughts and feedback from first time attendee, Mel Muldowney:

"...Subject associations and where they "fit" in the day to day grind of teaching is something that I've been thinking about since I had the pleasure of attending the Mathematical Association's 2015 Conference in April. At the back end of last year I was asked if I would consider being put forward to attend the conference on behalf of the East Midlands Branch of the MA by the marvellous Rob Smith, the Branch Liaison Officer and member of the Branches Committee, and after the application process I was chosen to attend as a guest..." Carry on reading here.

Speakers and Sessions

Another great line up of session leaders!
David Acheson, Lara Alcock, Jenni Back, Francesca Baker, Nathan Barker, David Bedford, Alexandre Borovik, Julia Brown, Ruth Bull, Bob Burn, Douglas Butler, Philip Coggins, David Crawford, Stella Dudzic, Rob Eastaway, Martha Einav, Micahel Fox, Jenny Gage, Sue Gifford, Charlie Gilderdale, Jennie Golding, Jonny Griffiths, Rose Griffiths, Charlie Harber, Andrew Jeffrey, Vinay Kathotia, Gerry Leversha, Stephen Lyon, John Mason, Adam McBride, Lynne McClure, Debbie Morgan, Cherri Moseley, Melanie Muldowney, Andrew Palfreyman, Jennie Pennant, Chris Pritchard, Peter Ransom, Tony Robin, Liz Russell, John Silvester, Jim Simons, David Spiegelhalter, Sidney Tyrrell, Clare Warren, Fran Watson, David Wells, Liz Woodham.

Read the Session Abstracts here.

Programme at a glance here.

Delegate Fees


Registration type



Booking Rate

after 31/01/16

Full conference resident     £430
Full conference non-resident     £300
Full conference 1st student     £380
Full conference 2nd student when
booked in with 1st student
Full conference non-resident student     £220
Single day rates     £170
Single Bed & Breakfast rate     £60
Conference Dinner Supplement non-resident                                  £35   



£75 bursaries are available for Personal MA Members booking a full conference resident place who are either attending the Annual Conference for the first time or who are in their first five-years of teaching.

£45 bursaries are available for Personal MA Members booking a full conference non-resident place who are either attending the Annual Conference for the first time or who are in their first five-years of teaching.

What the rates cover!

Resident rate includes full board in ensuite accommodation, from lunch on Friday to end of the closing lecture on Sunday, as well as access to sessions, exhibition and the Annual Dinner. 

Non-resident rate includes access to sessions, exhibition, morning and afternoon teas/coffee, and lunches.  Not included are evening meals and the Annual Dinner.

Student rate to encourage student participation the fee is discounted.  If a second student books there is a further discount.  The second student should complete a separate booking form, noting they are the second student and giving the name of the first student in the monetary section.

Complete booking notes are available via the link under Delegate Registration below.

Delegate Registration

Read about the accommodation here.

Read the booking notes here.

Book online here.

Download a booking form: Word here.  pdf here


Programme at a glance here.

Read the Session Abstracts here.

MA Bookstall

The MA bookstand will be open throughout the conference, giving an opportunity to view and buy MA materials at conference prices.

Publishers' Exhibition

A range of publishers and educational suppliers will be exhibiting on the second day, 2nd April.

If you want to exhibit email 

Download Exhibitor Booking Form here.

Event Sponsors


To register interest in receiving delegate notifications, email

If you would like to offer a session or workshop, please email

A flavour of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Conferences




What the delegates say...



2016 Annual Conference