During 2002 the Newton Institute organised a number of public events to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Newton's Apple (and other interesting maths!)
A public event presented by Kjartan Poskitt (Author of the Murderous Maths books)
Saturday 29 June 2002
2.00pm - 4.00pm (including a 30 min. interval)
Suitable for ages 11-16
Come along and find out how Newton discovered the workings of our universe! Hear about the strange experiments he used to do and find out exactly what happened with that apple!
How Long is a Piece of String?
A public event presented by Rob Eastaway (Author of Why do Buses Come in Threes? and How Long is a Piece of String?)
Wednesday 3 July 2002
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Suitable for ages 8-11
Have you ever wondered what people mean when they say "How long is a piece of sting?"
What about the question "How many beans make five?" or "What get's bigger the more you take away?"
Author an lecturer Rob Eastaway will look at these and other riddles and puzzles in a fun hour exploring some of the curiosities of mathematics.
Our Universe and Others
A public lecture by Professor John Barrow
Saturday 6 July 2002
11.00am - 12.00pm
Suitable for ages 16+
In this talk we will take a look at some of the striking features of outer space that play a key role in our understanding of the universe. We will discover why the universe of space is not only big, but getting bigger, uncover its exotic small beginnings, and look into its possible futures. New ideas in physics and cosmology lead us to expect that there may be far more to outer space than meets the eye - other dimensions and even other universes.