Explorathon: Spinning a Yarn about Hidden Mathematics

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Calling all knitters! Join the University of Glasgow for a live, mathematical-inspired knitting session.

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Calling all knitters! Join the University of Glasgow for a live, mathematical-inspired knitting session. Help contribute to our banner for ‘Maths Week Scotland’ by knitting letters and other mathematical symbols.

After signing up, you’ll be posted a free knitting kit including yarn and pattern charts to enable your participation.

This event will be delivered online, on Zoom. You will be emailed joining instructions in advance of the event.

The deadline for registering for this event is 20 November, to give time for us to post you a knitting kit.

This event is part of the Explorathon festival (European Researchers' Night), funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions programme.

Cancellation Policy

This free event involves posting materials to attendees . If you have booked a ticket but can no longer attend this event, you must contact the organiser to avoid wasting time and resources sending materials. Contact: shazia.ahmed@glasgow.ac.uk

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Your Personal Data

The University of Glasgow will be what’s known as the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data processed in relation to the Spinning a Yarn About Mathematics event. This privacy notice will explain how The University of Glasgow will process your personal data.

Why we need it

We are collecting your basic personal data such as your name, email address and delivery address in order to post your knitting materials that will allow you to participate in this event. We will only collect data that we need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

Legal basis for processing your data

We must have a legal basis for processing all personal data. In this instance, the legal basis is Consent.

What we do with it and who we share it with

• All the personal data you submit is processed by staff at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

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How long do we keep it for

Your data will be retained by the University for one month. After this time, data will be securely deleted.

What are your rights?*

You can request access to the information we process about you at any time. If at any point you believe that the information we process relating to you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and may in some instances request to have it restricted, corrected or, erased. You may also have the right to object to the processing of data and the right to data portability.

Where we have relied upon your consent to process your data, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please submit your request via the webform or contact dp@gla.ac.uk.

*Please note that the ability to exercise these rights will vary and depend on the legal basis on which the processing is being carried out.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at dataprotectionofficer@glasgow.ac.uk

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/

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