Symposium: Euclidean Geometry in Nineteenth-Century Culture

A symposium on Euclidean geometry in nineteenth- and early twentieth-
century British culture will be held in Cambridge, UK, 1-2 October 2009. The event will be highly interdisciplinary and easily accessible to non-
mathematicians. Speakers include Professors Dame Gillian Beer, Joan L.
Richards, Jeremy Gray, Marilyn Gaull, Linda Henderson and Robin Wilson. We aim to investigate the effects on British literature, art, and architecture of Euclidean geometry's centrality and prestige in the education of Victorian elites, artisans and auto-didacts of both sexes.

The symposium will be held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), and is funded by the European Research Council. Anyone interested in Victorian literature and science, education, or mathematics are very welcome to attend. The regular fee is £20; a reduced rate is available. Please contact the conference organiser,, if you would like to attend.