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Thursday, 30 October 2014, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Karl Pearson's Gresham Lectures on Geometry (1890-1894)

Dr Eileen Magnello

THE 2014 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

Karl Pearson, as well as being the Gresham Professor of Geometry was also the author of nearly 400 works on mathematics, a socialist, the writer of a passion play, a technologist, an engineer, author of a romance novel, a germanophile, an engineer, an atheist and a feminist. Dr Eileen Magnello's lecture discusses the lectures, but also paints a picture of a dynamic man and electrifying educator who is completely at odds with modern conceptions of the Victorians. 

dr-eileen-magnello

Dr Magnello is a research associate at University College, London and is author of Statistics: A Graphic Guide.

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