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Lustre and Logic: The Arts of Augustus and William De Morgan
14th November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Augustus De Morgan, Professor of Mathematics at University College London and founding President of the London Mathematical Society, was a celebrated teacher, logician, and witty wielder of the pen. Prof. June Barrow-Green, Professor of History of Mathematics at the Open University, discusses the multifaceted mathematical world of this prodigious mathematician.
William did not attend as many mathematics classes as his father would have liked, but as De Morgan Foundation Curator Sarah Hardy demonstrates, he nevertheless possessed an impressive understanding of mathematical principles. Combining symmetry and geometry with incredible artistic technique, he created the most intriguing and inventive ceramics of the Victorian period.
Join us for a view of the exhibition, a glass of wine, and two fascinating talks about a father and son who changed the worlds of art and mathematics.
Tickets are £12 and can be booked at the Welcome Desk, on 01202 451820, or online here.