Maths, but not as you know it… A whole host of videos, articles, podcasts and puzzles designed to showcase maths as a fun, approachable subject. Discover all the content made by University of Oxford Mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford.




St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford, UK

Type of Organisation

Science Engagement Project

Focus Area / Approach

Media, Film & VR, Digital Learning

Impact Towards SDGs

Goal 4: Quality Education

Main Target Group

Youth & Students (>13 years old)

Active Since



What This Organisation Can Offer

Large digital audience (100,000 YouTube subscribers). Credibility as an Oxford University Academic.

What This Organisation Is Looking for

Collaborations. Reaching a wider audience. Speaker at events.

Project Lead

Tom Rocks Maths

Tom Rocks Math

Tom Crawford

2022 Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

Tom is a Mathematician at the University of Oxford where he holds the position of Early Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at St Edmund Hall. He also runs this award-winning website and associated social media profiles on X, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @tomrocksmaths. Tom was featured as YouTubes Creator on the Rise in December 2020.

Tom regularly appears on the BBC, Oxplore Oxford Universitys digital outreach portal, and Numberphile, the largest maths education channel on YouTube with over 3 million subscribers.

Tom previously worked for the Naked Scientists an audio production company that specialises in broadcasting science news internationally via the radio and podcasts. Tom decided that being naked on the radio wasn’t enough, and so created his persona the “Naked Mathematician” via the Equations Stripped series where he strips back some of the most important equations in maths, layer-by-layer, so that everyone can understand.

Tom completed his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where he conducted experiments looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean.

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