Teaching Staff

These are the tutors, speakers and supervisors so far confirmed for the 2024 summer school.

Eve Vidalis (Director & Tutor)

Originally from Sheffield, Eve studied mathematics as an undergraduate and Part III student at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, before moving home to the University of Sheffield for PhD studies in combinatorics and algebraic geometry. 

She has been a maths admissions interviewer at various Cambridge colleges since 2018, a supervisor for undergraduate courses since 2019, and a marker for STEP since 2020, becoming a senior examiner in 2021. Eve founded this summer school in her third year at Murray Edwards and has directed it since. She has given some talks accessible to school students for the UKMT.

As well as planning the school and working as a tutor, Eve leads the mathematical writing seminars and combinatorics sessions.

Arij Asad (Deputy Director & Tutor)

Originally from Sheffield, Arij studied mathematics as an undergraduate at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge before moving to the University of Bristol for PhD studies in fluid dynamics and mechanical engineering. 

Arij was a student at the summer school when it first ran in 2018, was a TA in 2019 and 2021, and has been a full member of the teaching staff since 2022. She is passionate about and involved in lots of outreach and widening participation, and teaches undergraduate mathematics to mathematicians and engineers at Bristol.  In her spare time, she enjoys football and playing guitar.

Hannah Barnicoat-Hill (Tutor)

Originally from Hastings, Hannah is a first-year undergraduate student studying mathematics at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge. Hannah was a student at the summer school in 2021, and first worked as a tutor on the 2023 summer school.

On her year between completing sixth form and beginning her degree, to all intents and purposes she worked as an A Level maths teacher at her old school.

Hannah is pictured here with her cat Gizmo.

Will Oxley (Tutor & Mechanics Lead)

Originally from Rotherham, Will studied maths at undergraduate and masters level at the University of Sheffield before moving to the University of Cambridge for PhD studies in fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics and applications in solar / astrophysics. 

He has marked STEP since 2021, and became a senior examiner for STEP in 2023. He has been a supervisor for first-year undergraduate courses since the start of his PhD studies.

This will be his first year teaching on the summer school.

Joanna Tsang (Supervisor)

Originally from Colchester, Joanna studied maths as an undergraduate at Queens' College, Cambridge, where she developed an interest in fluid mechanics and went into PhD studies on the physics of granular flows and avalanches. Combining a mathematical background with a longstanding interest in music and acoustics, Joanna now works as a software engineer, developing audio technology for augmented reality applications.

Joanna has supervised undergraduate students in applied maths and theoretical physics since 2015, as well as STEP and MAT. Joanna is passionate about outreach in science and technology, and is organizer for the Cambridge chapter of codebar, a charity that runs free programming workshops. She maintains a set of notes and demos on mechanics, scientific computing, random processes, and other topics.

In her spare time she sings and studies early English music, and is learning Italian.

Beth Romano (Speaker)

Originally from New York, Beth completed her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, majoring in English and mathematics.  She moved to Boston College for PhD studies in representation theory and number theory. Then, she moved to Cambridge, to work as a teaching associate at Gonville and Caius College and later as a postdoctoral researcher, fellow and tutor at Murray Edwards College. She then took up a junior research fellowship at Somerville College Oxford before finally accepting a lectureship at King's College London. 

Beth is passionate about teaching and outreach, and has experience of both the Oxford and Cambridge admissions processes as an interviewer.  She has also taught undergraduate maths at Cambridge, Oxford, and King's as a supervisor and lecturer for courses for first years through master's students.