Past lectures

Wednesday 27 October 2004

It is often argued that mathematics as we know it today originated in Greece, and names such as Pythagoras, Euclid and Archimedes are...

Wednesday 6 October 2004

Many thousands of surviving mathematical clay tablets provide much information about Mesopotamian mathematics - but what mathematics did...

Thursday 13 May 2004

This series of Geometry Lectures looked at all aspects of computer science, from how it works, how we can teach it better, what the...

Monday 19 January 2004

The Victorian period was a time of massive change for London, not least in the development and availability for university-level...

Thursday 30 October 2003

Professor Harold Thimbleby looks at the way images can be distorted or altered by the way our brain interprets them.

Thursday 16 October 2003

The infinite shows up everywhere: not just in the counting numbers and the riddle of the primes, but in plane and geometric shapes not...

Thursday 27 March 2003

Symmetric things are often more attractive. Symmetry is also a geometric idea: things may have reflection symmetry or rotational...

Thursday 13 March 2003

Inside every complex gadget is a programming language. How are programming languages designed, and how should they be designed? What are...

Thursday 13 February 2003

Previous lectures looked at the inside of gadgets, but this is less than half the...