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‘Against images made by hands’: Florence Nightingale’s reluctant life in portraiture

by Natasha McEnroe
‘Against images made by hands’: Florence Nightingale’s reluctant life in portraiture
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Lectures | All ages | 8 years ago | 1686 views
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Florence Nightingale disliked having her portrait taken as much as she hated being a celebrity, yet it was largely through the visual representations of her face and person in the press that she gained iconic status in Victorian England. Used as a mo....

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Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath

by Ivica Martinovic
Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath
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Lectures | All ages | 8 years ago | 1383 views
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Roger Boscovich (1711-1787) was a true polymath, making original contributions in science, technology and the humanities. He was born in Dubrovnik but spent much of his working life in Rome, at the Collegium Romanum. This lecture will introduce his l....

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Proof-reading: Telling stories with numbers and words

by Marcus du Sautoy
Proof-reading: Telling stories with numbers and words
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Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 1023 views
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How does doing mathematics and writing stories compare? What role is mathematics playing when it is used in literature? Are stories important to understanding mathematics? Do writers have eureka moments? Marcus du Sautoy and Mark Haddon discuss the f....

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