The History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps | University of Oxford

The History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps

Speaker
Robin Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Geometry, Gresham College, London
Event date
Event time
14:30 - 15:45
Venue
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 2

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. From Euclid to Euler, from Pythagoras to Poincaré, and from Fibonacci to the Fields Medals, all are featured in attractive, charming and sometimes bizarre stamps. No knowledge of mathematics or philately required.