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Past LectureWren, Hooke and Willis: Divine geometry and natural design
The status of geometry with respect to the natural world was defined in a particular way in the early Royal Society, not least with respect to the role of instruments and inventions (including architecture). The lecture will look at ...Read More
Past LectureWhy Give? The Case for Investment in Excellent in Arts and Music
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Roger Gifford, will make the case for investment in excellence in Arts and Music, building on London’s tradition of philanthropy - precursor to the important connection between commerce and community ...Read More
Past LectureWho invented the equals sign?
With the invention of printing, mathematical writings became widely available for the first time. What influence did this have? We discuss this question in the context of 16th-century navigation and astronomy, the solving of equations, and some breakthroughs in ...Read More
Past LectureWho invented the calculus? - and other 17th century topics
The development of the calculus brought together two seemingly unrelated problems: how do things change, and how large are they? We develop the story from the early days of logarithms in Gresham College, to Newton's work on ...Read More
Past LectureWho invented algebra?
Arabic mathematicians embraced the mathematics of Ancient Greece and India. What did they do, and how did their achievements influence Europe in the Middle Ages? We trace the story up to the establishment of universities, the development of perspective ...Read More