£5.50 – £22

The History of Recreational Mathematics

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Birkbeck, University of London

Torrington Square

London

WC1E7HX

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Each year in May we run a history of mathematics conference at Birkbeck, organised by the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), and supported by the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at Birkbeck.

The 2019 event will be the fifth of these conferences, and will look at the history of recreational mathematics. 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.

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.

(Incidentally membership is only £35, or £25 for retired, unwaged or student members, so just attending a handful of events a year could save you that membership fee - join here!)


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Warning: highly incomplete currently, but the timings may be useful to know, if you are planning your travel.

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


Note: We need to finalise numbers for catering 7 days before the event, so unfortunately refunds cannot be issued after this time.

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Torrington Square

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