Thomas Frith wins UK ‘Who Wants to Be a Mathematician’ Final

Thomas Frith from Horsforth School near Leeds was today crowned the 20198 UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, our annual search for the country’s top young mathematical mind.

We’d like to say a big congratulations to Thomas in winning a tough final, against his fellow finalists Sarah Gleghorn from Skipton Girls’ High School and Jordan Baillie of St Maurice’s High School. The three finalists out-scored over 1200 other UK students to qualify for the UK final.

As UK champion, Thomas wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Denver, Colorado, USA to compete in the Grand Final against finalists from the US and Canada, courtesy of the pro-science charity Good Thinking. There he has the chance to win the prize of $5,000 plus $5,000 for his school.

Good Thinking would like say a huge thanks to Mike Breen of the American Mathematical Society, who developed the competition and worked with us to run it in the UK.

Finally, thanks to every pupil who took part, and every teacher who supported them.