Wellington School Annual Maths Lecture delivered by Frank Duckworth MBE

28 May 2019

Pupils, parents and the Wellington School community, as well as local secondary school students were treated to an exciting lecture by Frank Duckworth MBE – creator of The Duckworth-Lewis Method.

Each year the Mathematics Department organises a lecture in memory of Tom Passmore, a former student who had a passion for Mathematics.

This year marks the 29th lecture and Frank Duckworth gave an entertaining and fascinating insight into his life and work. All Sixth Form mathematicians attended the lecture, together with staff, governors and guests.

The Duckworth–Lewis method is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances. It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score and has been adopted by the ICC.


Photo:  Frank Duckworth MBE with Peter Buckingham, Head of Mathematics at Wellington School.