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Minerva Talk: Pioneering Women in Mathematics
St James Schools. Earsby Street, London SW14 8SH
Thursday 24 Jan 2019
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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There’s another Minerva Talk coming up especially for those who are mathematically minded. On Thursday 31st January Professor June Barrow-Green, Professor of History of Mathematics, The Open University will be holding a talk entitled ‘Pioneering Women in Mathematics’.
As an introduction she tells us: “From Hypatia, murdered by a Christian mob in 415CE, to Ada Lovelace ‘the enchantress of numbers’ and Florence Nightingale ‘the passionate statistician’, there have been women who have loved mathematics and, in defiance of the social and intellectual mores of the day, have shown themselves to be extremely good at it. In my talk I will introduce a number of these women, describe some of the difficulties they encountered and give an indication of what they managed to achieve. I will finish by looking at the situation for women mathematicians today, describing some of the initiatives currently in place for tackling the ‘gender gap’ in mathematics.”
All alumni are very welcome to attend and we hope to see some of you there