# Past lectures

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...

Maths can tell us unexpected things about sporting movement and performance. We look at some of the things that we can learn about...

Simple maths can reveal how energy efficient different forms of transport are. We will look at how to drive as fuel efficiently as...

Everything we buy, from books to baked beans, has a product code printed on it. More sophisticated check-digit codes exist on official...

From the 12-note music of Schoenberg, via the stochastic...

Geometers study shapes and how they transform into one other....

What is the best way to pack? Some examples of different packing strategies will lead us to the best way of packing many things of...

This lecture explores various ideas of tuning and temperament from...

The reality of the Earth's motion, as proclaimed by Copernicus, quickly proved contentious. Accepted by Kepler, disputed by...

Simple mathematics revealed how to cut diamonds so as to create the most brilliant effect through the refraction, reflection and...

Why do tightrope walkers always carry long poles? What is the difference between weight and inertia? We take a look at balance and...