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Gresham College -The Mathematical Life of Sir Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren, who died 300 years ago this year, is famed as the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral. But he was also Gresham Professor of Astronomy, and one of the founders of a society “for the promotion of Physico-Mathematicall Experimental Learning” which became the Royal Society. This lecture explores some of Wren’s mathematical work on curves including spirals and ellipses and the mathematics behind his most impressive architectural achievement – the dome of St Paul’s. 

The Mathematical Life of Sir Christopher Wren - YouTube

A lecture by Sarah Hart recorded on 7 March 2023 at David Game College, London.