Adieu, Robert Recorde

Posted by Tenby Museum on Oct 26, 2015 Blog, News No Comments

The seven week display on the life, work and legacy of Tenby born mathematician Robert Recorde, All Angles Covered, has reached its final day today (Monday 26 October).  It has been a very popular show and has seen the name of Recorde reach a wide audience of visitors, many of whom also enjoyed the three talks held during the period of the display.  The event, funded by the London School of Mathematics in their aptly named Local Heroes Grant project, gave mathematics a springboard to be enjoyed and appreciated and included a wonderful event by the Children’s Festival of Welsh History which was thoroughly enjoyed by Tenby Junior School (and also the museum’s Collections Manager!).  The final talk of the event was given by Professor Gareth Roberts at the museum on Friday 23 October which once again provided a fascinating insight into the importance of this Tenby born polymath.  Thanks are extended to Gordon Roberts, Professor John Tucker, Professor Gareth Roberts, the Children’s Festival of Welsh History and the London School of Mathematics for making this a very special seven weeks.

Gareth Roberts (left) with Hon Curator Neil Westerman

Gareth Roberts (left) with Hon Curator Neil Westerman