Greek Legacy Event

Friday 7 March 2014 – a one-day conference for Sixth Form students at the Royal Institution.

  • Students build an Archimedes screw

    Students build an Archimedes screw at a 2013 Summer School

    Credit: Royal Institution

Celebration of Greek mathematics

As part of our ongoing Greek Legacy project, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, we are having a special event exploring the Greek Mathematicians on 7 March 2014.

For Sixth Formers, this is a day of interaction and discovery, from the astrolabe to the steam engine and from "Eureka" to "How did they do that?".  We shall have talks on Euclid and Hypatia, we'll watch demonstrations of experiments first shown by Greek mathematicians/physicists/engineers and we'll discuss how the Greek Philosophers changed our understanding of proof.  There will also be a drama presentation by students from Imperial College.

Book tickets

Tickets are free and booking will open shortly on our website; see the Ri events calendar soon. You can download a draft programme on the right.

Greek Celebration