Lewis Carroll’s Mathematics: A one day meeting on the work of Charles L. Dodgson

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS

Date: Saturday, 18th May 2013.

Time: Talks begin at 10:30am (tea/coffee and registration from 10:00am)
Event ends at 17:00 approx.

The event follows the success of the Lewis Carroll, Man of Science meeting of 2011 and is organised jointly by the Lewis Carroll Society, the BSHM and the Birmingham and Midland Institute.


Keith Hannabuss opens the day with a talk on mathematics in Victorian Oxford, putting Dodgson’s work into an historical context.
Edward Wakeling explores some of Dodgson’s lesser known mathematical manuscripts, revealing the diversity of his work.
Robin Wilson examines Dodgson’s challenging ‘Pillow Problems’.
Mark Richards analyses Dodgson’s methods of solving ‘sorites’ problems by the use of symbolic logic.
Iain McLean reveals the importance of Dodgson’s work on voting procedures.
David Singmaster traces the history of the ‘Monkey and the Coconuts’ problem.

Attendance Fee £25 – includes coffee and buffet style lunch.
Special rate of £20 for LCS members (and members of the other organisations)
We would appreciate pre-payment if possible, but bookings may be made by email.
Please make cheques payable to The Lewis Carroll Society and send them to: 50 Lauderdale Mansions, Lauderdale Road, London, W9 1NE.
For all enquiries contact Mark Richards by email: [email protected] or by phone 020 7286 0776.

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