Mr Christopher Stone

Christopher Stone

Position: Lecturer

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Corporate Learning

Subject area: Mathematics

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I deliver the mathematics for year one of the Foundation Degree in Mineral Extractives Technology.

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching mathematics on the Foundation Degree in Mineral Extractives Technology.

Professional interests

I combine lecturing with architectural practice and am interested in links between mathematics and architectural design. This has led to running maths and architecture summer schools for Aimhigher Derbyshire and Derby City Council. I am also interested in the difference between the public perception of mathematics and mathematics in the real world. I devised the Check it Out Maths DVD which shows interviews I had with maths graduates at their place of work. The interviews are on the University website.

Research interests

  • Mathematics and architecture.
  • Perceptions and problems in the learning of mathematics.
  • I am a member of the University's Built Environment Research Group

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Member of Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BSc (Hons) Architecture, University of London (UCL)
  • BA (Hons) , Open University
  • M.Math , Open University
  • MSc Architecture, University of London (UCL)
  • PGPLT, University of Derby
  • Chartered Mathematician
  • Chartered Scientist

Recent publications

  • The Use of Linear Fractional Transformations to Produce Building Plans. Network Nexus Journal, Birkhauser Basel, October 2008

Recent conferences

  • How to Talk Maths in Public a conference on the public engagement of mathematics held by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Invited delegate. Manchester. 2010
  • The Use of Linear Fractional Transformations to Investigate Building Plans. Poster for the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry Conference. London 2008

In the media

Launch of Check it Out Maths DVD 

I was filmed for the television show Homes under the Hammer as the architect for the conversion of the Masons Arms pub to housing for Derby University students. You can see it if you Google - Chris Stone Homes Under the Hammer.

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