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2011 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Lecture

26 Sep 2011

On 28 September 2011 in G107 Alan Turing Building (5pm start with registration and coffee from 4.30pm).

The Ollerenshaw Lecture is a prestigious annual lecture in the School of Mathematics at The University of Manchester, named in honour and recognition of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw. The 2011 lecture will be given by Professor Chris Budd from the University of Bath, who has done much in recent years to popularise mathematics and related areas of science.

Maths In & Out of the Zoo

Is maths a tame animal, confined to the classroom or university, or is it a wild animal, free to roam in the jungles of the world’s problems? 

My talk will try to answer this question by taking maths on a tour around the zoo. We will discover the maths of fish, penguins and many other exotic creatures. Maths will be used to peer inside the brain of a bee and also to soar with the starlings. I will even show you how maths can help at the gift shop and at the turnstiles to get in. There will be a mix of maths on show. Bring your imagination!

Further details and registration for the event can be found at: