Professor Marcus du Sautoy

Fee Band

  • Conference Speakers£10k to £25k
  • IT & Online Business, Science, Health & Medicine, AI & Robotics

Marcus is the author of The Music of the Primes, the bestselling maths book, and The Creativity Code, and examination of AI in art and whether technology could replicate human art and music. On television he’s hosted The Code and programmes examining the history of maths, the wonder of symmetry, and the intersection between literature, art and music and the structures of mathematics.


Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician, broadcaster and bestselling author. From the landmark BBC series The Code and comedy maths show The School of Hard Sums with Dara O Briain to his books The Music of the Primes and The Number Mysteries, he reveals the everyday importance of maths and makes what might superficially appear dull and arcane both fascinating and relevant.

The Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, Marcus is a natural communicator with a rare talent for making complex ideas understandable. Enthusiastic and engaging, he is especially passionate when it comes to popularising maths - showing how it affects every aspect of our lives and has done for centuries. He has covered the maths of the internet, forecasting, engineering and art, and has examined the patterns and codes that underpin everything. Amongst his books are
How to Count to Infinity and What We Cannot Know, whilst The Creativity Code examines the potential for AI in the creative sphere. Marcus explores whether technology will be able to crack the human code and learn consciousness, in order to replicate art and music.

Marcus is the former Sexy Science column writer for The Times, a regular contributor to The Guardian and Telegraph, and frequently appears as a guest on Radio 4’s In Our Time. On TV he has looked at AI and algorithms, the history of maths and measurement, the wonders of symmetry, insoluble problems and the intersection between literature, art and music and the structures of mathematics. Marcus has also won the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, an award for excellence in communicating science.


JLA Speakers Breakfast

More Details

Agent Recommendation

It's a wonderful thing when a seemingly dry subject is brought to life. As soon as he comes onstage Marcus grabs you, throwing out maths problems and then explaining where we’ve all gone wrong! It’s not new to say that maths is integral to everything, but Marcus goes way beyond platitudes and really gets down to the nitty gritty. Where was he when I needed him at school?!?

JLA Agent Ella O'Kane
Read More


Book written by Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE
Book written by Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE
Book written by Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE
Book written by Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE


We’re on hand to help you find the perfect speaker, presenter or performer for your events. Call or email our London office and use our agents' experience to expertly match you with the right person for your programme!

From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Please tick the box below if you would like to receive these emails.

Don't miss anything!

We will never share the data you submit here with a third party. Information is stored in a database in order to service your enquiry, but is deleted once it is no longer required. You may request to have this data removed at any time.

JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London