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#### Henry Briggs’ 400 years of geometry at Gresham College

Henry Briggs was the first Gresham Professor of Geometry. In this lecture he describes the College's early days, and surveys the history of the Geometry Chair over the succeeding 400 years.

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#### The Story of pi

The 'circle number' pi has fascinated people for thousands of years. Who first called it pi? who had it engraved on their tombstone? who tried to pass a law declaring it to be 3.2? how can we find pi by tossing needles? and can one square the circle?

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#### The Story of e

What do we mean by exponential growth? how quickly does your bank balance grow? how quickly does a cup of tea cool, or radium decay? what shape is a washing line? and what is the link with Gresham College?

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