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LSS: Jan Robertson - Female Mathematicians: discoveries, lives, personalities

Description: International Women’s Day lecture

Female Mathematicians: their discoveries, lives and personalities

Jan Robertson

Jan will dispel a few myths, reveal the personalities and offer a tribute to inspirational female mathematicians down the ages.

Maths is a much-maligned subject, thought of as cold, technical, uncreative and, above all, male. Yet many people, especially women, have risked their careers, reputation and even their lives, to pursue it with passion and determination.

By following the lives of five contrasting female mathematicians from different countries and times, Jan will showcase their fascinating personalities, explain their achievements and highlight maths as a creative calling.
Jan Robertson, an enthusiast of widening understanding and interest in maths, is a former Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University. She has worked in many educational fields, including research and University support. Last year, she taught a ‘History of Maths’ module at DMU which was well-received; this talk has evolved from that and was successfully presented last year at Barrow Community Library.

All welcome - admission free - refreshments - contributions towards expenses welcome.

Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Time: 18:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Friday, 6 March 2020 19:53 GMT
Attachments: None

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