Lewis Carroll – Man of Science
A one-day meeting exploring C. L. Dodgson’s interests in and contributions to science will take place on 17 August 2011 at London School of Economics.
This full-day meeting will bring together international speakers in order to examine the life and work of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) from a scientific perspective.
Speakers include: David Singmaster, Robin Wilson, Francine Abeles, Edward Wakeling, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Mark Richards, and Eugene Seneta.
The meeting will end with a panel discussion which will include the Carroll biographer, Jenny Woolf.
Although a few of the talks will examine Dodgson’s work from a technical point of view, only a basic understanding of scientific matters will be required. This is an ideal event for anyone wanting to learn more about the real man, his work and his interests.
The event is organised by Amirouche Moktefi (Nancy and Strasbourg Universities), Mark Richards (Chairman, Lewis Carroll Society) and Robin J Wilson (Keble College, Oxford and Open University).
The venue is the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2AE
Thanks to sponsorship by the Lewis Carroll Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics the attendance fee is just £10 with a special rate of £5 for members of either society.
Places are very limited, so if you want to attend the meeting, please check first availability of places. Registration is essential.
Please contact Mark Richards – Phone: 020 7286 0776 or Email: [email protected]
Latest information is available on the meeting’s website at: www.lewiscarrollmanofscience.com