Oxford and the Actuarial Profession – The Secret Mathematicians
Professor Marcus du Sautoy
Held on 10th November 2010 at Staple Inn
The Mathematical Institute is grateful to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for providing the historic Staple Inn Hall as the venue for our recent event. Entitled “Oxford and the Actuarial Profession – The Secret Mathematicians”, the evening featured a talk by Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science on the hidden mathematical ideas that can often underpin artistic creativity, as illustrated by the works of Borges and Dali, Messiaen and Laban. Guests were also able to view the architect’s model for the new Mathematical Institute building and were given information on how members of the Actuarial Profession can come together to support a naming opportunity within the new building to help promote the profession to the students and visitors alike.