Rob Eastaway


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Rob EastawayRob Eastaway ( is a consultant, writer and speaker. He specialises in Popular Maths, Cricket, Creative Problem-Solving, Innovation and Memory. Rob does talks for adults, teenagers and children that range from keynote lectures in front of several hundred to workshops for small groups.

Rob also does a lot of national and local radio, usually to talk about maths in everyday life, or about ways to make maths more engaging for adults and children.  He has appeared numberous times on Radio 4’s Today Programme, You and Yours, Open Book and Broadcasting House.  He is probably best known for appearances on More or Less, presented by Tim Harford.

He has been writing books for over twenty years and his titles include cricket book What is a Googly? The Mysteries of Cricket Explained (new edition published June 2019), popular maths titles Why do Buses Come in Threes? The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life, How Long is a Piece of String? More Hidden Maths of Everyday Life, Mindbenders: Where Maths Meets Creativity (new edition published in 2018 as Maddingly Mindbending Puzzles),  The Hidden Maths of Sport and How Many Socks Make a Pair? Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths.

Memory titles include children’s book How to Remember (almost) Everything Ever and Improve Your Memory Today, published by Pavilion Books.   After the success of Maths for Mums and Dads: Take the Pain out of Maths Homework and the sequel More Maths for Mums and Dads: The Teenage Years Random House published  Maths on the Go: 101 Fun Ways to Play with Maths, co-authored with Mike Askew.

Watkins published Any Ideas: Tips and Techniques to Help You Think Creatively. Rob’s new book Maths On The Back Of An Envelope: Clever Ways To (roughly) calculate anything was published by HarperCollins in September 2019.


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