On 7th of November 2016 Dr Peter M. Neumann, OBE, from Oxford delivered our Second Annual Boole Lecture in Mathematics. A fascinating talk about a revolutionary mathematician Évariste Galois which enlightened the public about his dramatically short but extraordinary fruitful life. In the span of just a few years Galois opened up a whole new direction for mathematics, which is now taught to all pure mathematics undergraduates. The lecture was well attended by staff, students and members of the public, some of whom travelled from Nottingham and York to listen to Peter’s talk.

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A interesting, enjoyable lecture giving an insight into the life of galois

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Loved this event – very enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter. Thank you for arranging this – We hope there will be more.

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An interesting lecture, but speaking on behalf of two non-science students who came to the lecture. The headline question “Did Galois deserve to be shot?”, was completely ignored and I think you should either go into the maths a little bit more, ie describe what a group is, (obviously not in vigorous detail). So that, when you talk about how he(Galois) changed the field, the public know what you are talking about.

Aside from that I really enjoyed the lecture, thank you, Dr. Neumann

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Very interesting to get so much detail of the life of Galois. I would have been interested in more detail of his theories.

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