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The Answer is Maths

Please note this event will be held in a cellar bar accessed by a narrow staircase and there is no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open at 7pm
Event runs 7:30 to 9:00
The Canon's Gait, 232 Canongate,
Edinburgh EH8 8DQ
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Maths is the answer to most of our questions. It creates, predicts and makes sense of the world around us. But often it feels left behind in school day memories of multiplication tables and maths exams. Tonight join us for pints, chats and a delve into a world of illuminating maths as you have never experienced it before. Plus the chance to get hands on with maths art. Calculators not required.

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