Robert Recorde: A Man of Principle in a Turbulent Age

Posted by Tenby Museum on Oct 14, 2015 Blog, Event Archive, News No Comments

The final talk of the Robert Recorde: All Angles Covered event, will be held at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery at 7.00pm on Friday 23 October.

The talk is entitled ‘Robert Recorde: A Man of principle in a Turbulent Age’ and will be given by Gareth Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Education at Bangor University. In 2013 Gareth along with independent scholar Fenny Smith, published the definitive biography on Recorde, Robert Recorde: The Life and Times of a Tudor Mathematician. Tenby born mathematician Recorde is widely acknowledged as being the inventor of the equals (=) sign.

The series of Robert Recorde events have been held throughout September and October at the museum and were funded by the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary Local Heroes grant scheme. The talk by Gareth will be a fitting end to this excellent project.

If you are interested in attending this fascinating talk, please contact the museum on 01834 842809 to book a place (£5).