Special Lectures

There are a number of, typically annual, special lectures that the department holds, see the list on the left.

From time to time there will also be one off or irregular special lectures which are listed in the normal events listing system.

The Reddick Leture 2020 (Cancelled)

Date: Thursday 1st October at 4.00pm

Where: Virtual

Speaker: Professor R. Eddie Wilson (University of Bristol)

Title: Systems Thinking and Problem Solving: Value-based Approaches to Mathematical Innovation

About this lecture: This talk is a personal how-to (and how-not-to) manual for doing Maths with industry, or indeed with government. The Maths element is essential but lots of other skills and activities are equally necessary. Examples: problem elicitation; understanding the environmental constraints; power analysis; understanding world-views and aligning personal motivations; and finally, understanding the wider systems in which the Maths element will sit. These issues have been discussed for some time in the management science community, where their generic umbrella name is Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs).

Please email infomm@maths.ox.ac.uk for more information or to register for the event.