Conference jointly organised by
The British Society for the History of Mathematics
and The Lewis Carroll Society

in association with The Birmingham and Midland Institute

 

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS

Date: Saturday, 18th May 2013. Programme ends at 17:00.

Time: Talks begin at 10:30 (tea/coffee and registration from 10:00)

The event follows the success of the Lewis Carroll, Man of Science meeting of 2011 and is organised jointly by the BSHM, the Lewis Carroll Society and the Birmingham and Midland institute.

Programme

10:00

Registration and Coffee

10:30

Welcome and Introduction

10:40

Keynote Lecture: Keith Hannabuss

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Mathematics in Victorian Oxford

11:30

Edward Wakeling

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Charles Dodgson's Lesser Known Mathematical Manuscripts

12:15

Lunch (Included)

13:30

Iain McLean

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Charles Dodgson's work on voting procedures

14:15

Mark Richards

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Dodgson’s methods of solving ‘sorites’ problems
by the use of symbolic logic

15:00

Break

15:30

Robin Wilson

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'Pillow Problems'

16:05

David Singmaster

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The 'Monkey and the Coconuts' Problem

16:30

Panel Discussion / Closing Remarks

17:00

End of Day

Bookings

Bookings are currently being taken for this event.

Attendance Fee £25 – includes coffee and buffet style lunch.
Special rate of £20 for BSHM, LCS and BMI members

We would appreciate pre-payment if possible, but bookings may be made by email.

Please make cheques payable to The Lewis Carroll Society and send them to:
50 Lauderdale Mansions, Lauderdale Road, London, W9 1NE.

 

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Mark Richards (markrichards@aznet.co.uk).

 

Click Here for a PDF document with some travel advice.

Click Here for a PDF flyer for the event which you may use to inform your colleagues of this event.

 

For details of the BSHM vis: http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/bshm/

For details of the Lewis Carroll Society visit: http://lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk

For details of the Birmingham and Midland Institure visit: http://bmi.org.uk/