History of Recreational Mathematics

History of Recreational Mathematics

Saturday 18 May 2019 (All day)
Birkbeck College, London

We are currently putting together the programme, but we plan have six talks on a range of topics covering games, puzzles and the mathematics behind them from antiquity to the present day. Confirmed speakers so far include David Singmaster, Robin Wilson, Andrew Bowler and Albrecht Heeffer.

Registration will be £5.50 for students, £11 for BSHM members and Birkbeck staff, and £22 for non-members.

This will include tea/coffee and biscuits at break times, but not lunch, as we wanted to keep the registration fee to a minimum. There are numerous places to eat within easy walking distance of Birkbeck, including a coffee shop that sells sandwiches and snacks within Birkbeck itself.

Outline programme for planning travel (full details to follow)

9:30 Registration and Coffee/Tea

10.00 Opening remarks

10.10 Talk 1

10:55 Talk 2

11.40 Tea/Coffee

12:10 Talk 3

12:55 – 14:15 Lunch

(Lunch is not included but there are many nearby shops and places to eat; we'll list a few suggestions in the programme.)

14:15 Talk 4

15:00 Talk 5

15:45 Coffee/Tea

16:15 Talk 6

17:00 Close