The Mathematical World of C.L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

The Mathematical World of C.L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Monday 21 October 2019 - 18.00
Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH

Lecture and Book Launch by Robin Wilson

Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) is best known for his Alice books. But his day job was as a mathematics lecturer at Christ Church in Oxford. What mathematics was he interested in? – and how good a mathematician was he?

This illustrated lecture and book launch will attempt to answer these questions by outlining his mathematical life, labours and legacy in the context of Victorian Oxford.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.