DANCING WITH MATHEMATICS

September 11 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Phoenix Cinema, Pickaquoy, Kirkwall

Dr Tom Flett, born 100 years ago from an Orkney family in Glasgow, took his PhD at Cambridge under the supervision of one of the greatest mathematicians of the time, John Littlewood, and went on to become professor of mathematics at Sheffield. But he is better known across Scotland and further afield as the co-author with his wife Joan of the classic book Traditional Dancing in Scotland, which gathered together a wealth of information about dances and dancers.

Their daughters Jane Harrison and Lindsay Smith tell the family story, and mathematician Dr James Cranch from Sheffield University – who received a T M Flett Prize for his own PhD thesis a few years ago – looks at the mathematical background, including the Flett mean value theorem.

Tickets £6 & £4 can be booked through this LINK.

BUFFET LUNCH OF ORKNEY FARE
FOLLOWING THE FLETTS

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