Richard III Was My Cousin, a presentation by Rob Eastaway (Director of Maths Inspiration)
What’s the fairest way of organising a penalty shootout? What comes next after Giga, Mega and Tera? What’s the chance that two golfers will both get a hole in one? And was Richard III a distant relative of yours? Rob Eastaway is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s More or Less programme, and in this talk he runs through the maths behind some of his favourite contributions to the programme.
About the Speaker
Rob Eastaway is an English author who is active in the popularisation of mathematics and was awarded the IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal for excellence in the promotion of mathematics to the public in 2016. He is best known for his books, including the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. Rob is also a former puzzle-writer for New Scientist magazine and he has appeared frequently on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live. He is the director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of maths lectures for teenagers which involves some of the UK’s leading maths speakers.
The King Richard III Visitor Centre is located in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to Leicester Cathedral. The King Richard III Visitor Centre, 4A St Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DB. For further information on travel and car parks see the Centre’s website.
Following the talk guests will be able to walk around the ongoing exhibition.
Please note that attendance is restricted to 70 visitors; any Groups wishing to attend will be limited and must book in advance by contacting the Branch Secretary.
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