# Past lectures

Évariste Galois was born 200 years ago and died aged 20, shot in a mysterious early-morning duel in 1832. He left contributions to the...

A lecture to mark the publication of Robin Wilson and Raymond Flood's new book. Mathematics pervades our daily lives. Our...

What are the limits of proof, and what follows? – A timely look at the life and mathematical work of Alan Turing. As we approach...

Proofs are important not just for developing critical reasoning, and...

Imagine that interstellar trade is possible at speeds close to the speed of light. It must incorporate the insights of Einstein's...

The first digits of randomly chosen numbers arising naturally or in human affairs display surprising statistical regularities. We will...

Is there anything mathematically interesting about the paper sizes we use? We will see that their range of sizes has special features...

The commercially available 'Superball' of hard rough rubber displays many counterintuitive properties which seem to violate Newton's...

What are continued fractions? How can they tell us what is the...

And first, the fair PARABOLA behold, Her timid arms with virgin blush unfold!...

Mathematical poetry may seem an unlikely form of...

How pictures have been used in mathematics. The use of...

Felix Klein, one of the great nineteenth-century geometers, discovered in mathematics an idea prefigured in a Buddhist myth: the heaven...