Dr Tom Crawford

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Public Engagement Lead, Department for Continuing Education

Departmental Lecturer (STEM subject)


Tom is the Public Engagement Lead at the Department and is also a Fellow by Special Election at St Edmund Hall where he teaches mathematics to the first and second year undergraduate students.

He completed his PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Paul Linden and obtained his undergraduate degree in Maths from the University of Oxford in 2012 where he studied at St John’s College.

Alongside his teaching commitments, Tom runs an award-winning outreach programme through his website ’Tom Rocks Maths’ which hosts videos, podcasts, puzzles and articles that aim to make maths entertaining and understandable to all. Tom works with several partners including the BBC and the Numberphile YouTube channel – the largest maths channel on the platform with over pi-million subscribers. With over 20 million YouTube views, 2 TEDx talks, and guest lectures at the Royal Institution and New Scientist Live, Tom is well on his way to his goal of bringing maths to the masses.

For the latest updates be sure to follow Tom on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @tomrocksmaths, or check out his website www.tomrocksmaths.com.