Mathematics and Patronage

Rewley House meeting

Mathematics and Patronage

Saturday 23 June 2018 (All day)
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

The day will examine the influence of patronage on the production of mathematics from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. We shall consider the role and motivation of the patron (individual or institutional), the benefit for the recipient and for the benefactor, and the overall effect on the development of mathematics and its relations to bordering disciplines. We shall also be concerned with the extent to which patronage broadened accessibility to mathematical knowledge, and its effect on the mathematical community at large.