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Dr Christopher Saker provides a fascinating introduction to Maths at Essex, focusing on his personal interest in Combinatorics, in a taster session as part of our Experience Day. He touches on graph theory, the Handshaking Lemma, and Ramsey numbers, giving an insight into what it’s like to study degree-level maths, as well as an overview of the roots of the subject.

If you are interested in studying maths at Essex go to: essex.ac.uk/maths/

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