We're bringing geometry out of the classroom and into the boozer. Guided by John Stillwell's The Four Pillars of Geometry, we'll be looking at the development from the classical geometry of ancient Greece through Renaissance perspective drawing to the non-Euclidean spaces underpinning relativity. We're a diverse group of artists and designers, mathematicians, philosophers and other interested parties. Previous mathematical knowledge is NOT required, and we'll be providing support for anyone who find the maths in Stillwell a bit offputting at first. We really believe this is an accessible topic and getting input from people from very different backgrounds should make it extremely enlightening. From January 2013 on each session will be based around a short extract of prior reading, and will focus on discussion, practical problem-solving and activities such as ruler-and-compass constructions. It's a lot more fun and interactive than the last time you had to do something involving triangles.

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  • July 22 · 7:00 PM

    Perspective, Part II: Two Points

    8 Geometers | 5.00 5.001

    ------- Please note the change of date! ------- Last month we did some one-point perspective drawing and caught a glimpse of projective geometry. This month we continue... Learn more
  • June 23 · 7:00 PM

    Geometry in Perspective, Part 1

    11 Geometers

    The Renaissance gave birth to a new way (or family of ways) of painting: perspective. What wasn't fully realised for a long time is that this involves new kind of... Learn more
  • May 20 · 7:00 PM

    Polyominoes & Tiling Puzzles

    10 Geometers | 5.00 5.002

    Polyominoes are a generalization of dominoes and they give rise to many curious problems, from tilings of dissected chessboards to tetris. They're simple objects, but... Learn more
  • April 29 · 8:00 PM

    Modernism in Mathematics with Jeremy Gray

    12 Geometers

    Note: This event is at a different venue from usual, and starts promptly at 8.00 (room available from 7.30pm). Something a bit different we thought you'd like to know... Learn more
  • March 17 · 7:00 PM

    Getting Tangled Up

    11 Geometers | 4.50 4.502

    Geometers have studied knots since the nineteenth century, when Lord Kelvin suggested they might be the key to understanding the atomic structure of the elements [PDF].... Learn more
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