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Monday, 19 January 2004, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Mathematics in the Metropolis: A survey of Victorian London

Dr Adrian Rice

The Victorian period was a time of massive change for London, not least in the development and availability for university-level mathematics. This talk investigates the changes that took place, highlighting some of the famous mathematicians involved, and comparing their teaching styles and the courses they offered at a wide variety of teaching establishments across the capital between 1837 and 1901.

This lecture was jointly held with the British Society for the History of Mathematics. For the other BHSM lectures, follows these links:      
      19th Century Mathematical Physics, by Professor Raymond Flood, Dr Julia Collins
      and Dr Mark McCartney
       The memoirs and legacy of Évariste Galois, by Dr Peter Neumann
       Triangular Relationships, by Dr Patricia Fara
       Mathematics, Motion and Truth, by Professor Jeremy Gray
       Mathematics and the Medici, by Jim Bennett
       Planes and Pacifism, by Dr June Barrow-Green
       From World Brain to the World Wide Web, by Professor Martin Campbell-Kelly
       History from Below, by Dr Stephen Johnston
       The Celestial Geometry of John Flamsteed, by Dr Allan Chapman

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Dr Rice is Professor of Mathematics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He came to Randolph-Macon in September 1999 after having served as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia from 1998-1999, and a lecturer at Middlesex University from 1995 to 1998.

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