Dr Richard Earl MA, DPhil

Dr Richard Earl
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Institute
College office: 
Tutor in Mathematics

In college, Dr Earl teaches a range of pure and applied subjects, from algebra, analysis and geometry, to dynamics, quantum theory, and relativity. In the department he has similarly lectured on a range a topics, winning several teaching awards (2010 Divisional Award, 2012 OUSU Award, 2013 Departmental Award).

He is the author of Towards Higher Mathematics: A Companion, a text aimed at Year 13 (and possibly Year 12) students who are looking to stretch themselves beyond the standard mathematics syllabus, by way of preparation for maths at university. The book includes many exercises, but is written in the language of sixth-form mathematics and avoids unnecessary technical abstraction.

Research interests: 

Dr Earl’s research interests were originally in geometry and topology but, during his time as the admissions co-ordinator and schools liaison officer in the department, his teaching interests have broadened and he now promotes mathematics at access events across a wide range of topics.