Richard III Was My Cousin

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Date:

Time: 7:30pm

Venue TBA

Leicester, UK

Organiser: Dr Stephen Hibberd

Organiser Email: stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:30pm Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:30pm Europe/London Richard III Was My Cousin Venue TBALeicesterUK Richard III Was My Cousin, a presentation by Rob Eastaway (Director of Maths Inspiration) Abstract What’s the fairest way of organising […] Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/8189/richard-iii-cousin/ Dr Stephen Hibberd stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

Richard III Was My Cousin


Richard III Was My Cousin, a presentation by Rob Eastaway (Director of Maths Inspiration)

Abstract

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 Director of the successful Maths Inspiration shows for 14-17 year olds.   He was awarded the 2016 IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal for excellence in the promotion of mathematics to the public.

No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome.

Image credit: King Richard III by Unknown Artist / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain
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