On 30 January the 1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics in Lincoln was given by** Prof Natasha Maurits** (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands). The lecturer was introduced by the Head of School of Maths and Physics Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky. Prof Natasha Maurits is a trained mathematician. She is now a Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering at Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.

The lecture, **Patients in numbers**, was a great success. It described how* *important are numerical data in medicine, and how mathematics helps in improving diagnostic and drugs efficacy evaluation procedures. Many of the examples given in the lecture were based on Prof. Maurits research in neurology, where her studies found clinical applications. The lecture attracted a big audience consisting of staff, students and members of the public, both from Lincoln and other cities.

Before the lecture Dr Evgeny Khukhro briefly reminded the audience about Charlotte Scott (1858–1931), an outstanding algebraist, born in Lincoln, who was also influential in the development of mathematical education of women. Nowadays University of Lincoln has a strong Algebra research group, so it makes sense to have Annual Charlotte Scott Lectures in Maths in Lincoln.

Another pre-lecture event was presenting the 1st prize of Maths Challenge-2016-17 of Lincoln School of Maths and Physics to the winner Melissa Quail.

Another brilliant public lecture which brought together real world situations and the incredible underlying mathematics behind it all.

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I also thoroughly enjoyed this lecture.

What Professor Maurits clearly demonstrated was the possibilities for benefits to be derived from this comparatively untapped field of research.

I know it is a public lecture but I do feel that speakers should not be unduly concerned about including some mathematics even if it only to demonstrate the beauty of it. One may not need to fully understand it in order to appreciate it. Whilst this may not have been so important with this lecture I feel it should be taken into consideration with others in the future.

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As a former UOL academic lecturer in Entrepreneurship with a Scientific bias with many years in industry beforehand, I found this Maths lecture interesting for the audience and very enjoyable for its application to Life Sciences. John Mulhall.

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