M C Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man

14 October 2015
Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman

Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures


MC Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man 

Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman


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The symbiosis between mathematics and art is personified by the relationship between Roger Penrose and the great Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. In this lecture Roger will give a personal perspective on Escher's work and his own relationship with the artist while Jon Chapman will demonstrate the mathematical imagination inherent in the work. 


The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the BBC 4 documentary on Escher presented by Sir Roger Penrose. Private Escher prints and artefacts will be on display outside the lecture theatre.



Lecture Theatre 1

Mathematical Institute

Andrew Wiles Building

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Woodstock Road



Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford


Jon Chapman is Statutory Professor of Mathematics and Its Applications at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford