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Oxford Figures

Prof. Robert Wilson, Pembroke College and Open University

Date Icon Week 2, Tuesday 22 October MT 2013
Time Icon 8:15pm

This illustrated talk traces the eventful history of Oxford mathematics over the past 800 years, from the founding of the University to the opening of the new Mathematical Institute earlier this month. Included among the expected names are such ‘unlikely’ figures as Geoffrey Chaucer, Christopher Wren, Lewis Carroll and Florence Nightingale. This talk also provides a guided tour of the mathematical sights to be seen around Oxford.