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Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Museum of London

Privateer and Mathematician: The Voyages of Edward Wright

Dr Stephen Johnston

THE 2019 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

The event will focus upon mathematical expeditions, outlining how the use of mathematics has been instrumental to the success of historical voyages of exploration. 

The main speaker, Professor Ana Simões, will discuss A Global History of the Eclipse of 29 May 1919 (6pm). This will be preceded by shorter presentations by Dr Stephen Johnson on Privateer and Mathematician: the Voyages of Edward Wright (4pm) and by Dr Rebekah Higgitt on Mathematical Practice and 18th-Century British Voyages of Scientific Exploration (4:45pm).

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Stephen is Head of Research, Teaching and Collections at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford. 

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