Some of our Maths students were lucky enough to attended Monday’s lecture at the University of Oxford Mathematics Institute by Professor Roger Penrose. Upper Sixth student Mitch Lui (seen here with Professor Penrose) writes about the lecture:
The impossible triangle devised by Roger Penrose, is one of my favourite objects created by optical illusion, and the fact that I got to see him before my own eyes made it all the more impressive. In this lecture, Penrose used both his and M.C. Escher’s work to illustrate and explain their artwork with mathematical principals, recalling his encounters with Escher, while also mentioning how their work ties into different aspects of mathematics and science. The lecture was exciting and amusing as Penrose incorporated so many elements and disciplines into explaining the work he does and delivered a few jokes while doing so.