The Mathematical World of C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
Oct 21, 2019
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.
A lecture by Professor Robin Wilson, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry 21 October
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/maths-lewis-carroll
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