THE 2018 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE
As a commemoration of the end of the First World War, the event focussed on the theme of mathematics in war and peacetime.
The main speaker, Professor David Aubin spoke on Science Leaders under Fire: Stories about Mathematicians Killed in World War I, preceded by shorter presentations by Professor June Barrow-Green on Euler’s Work on Ballistics and by Professor Tony Royle on The Nature of Life for the Flying Mathematicians of the Royal Aircraft Factory During World War I.
Tony Royle is a PhD candidate in History of Mathematics at the Open University, with special interests in aeronautics having previously enjoyed a 34-year career as a pilot with the Royal Air Force and Virgin Atlantic Airways. He is also an Associate Lecturer on the Open University's History of Modern Geometry course.