New College Society London Lecture - Tuesday 9 May 2023

The closing date for this event was Tuesday 2 May 2023

The New College Society warmly invites New College Old Members, and a guest, to a London Lecture to be given this year by Professor Frances Kirwan, DBE FRS, Savilian Professor of Geometry. It will be held at the London School of Economics in their Alumni Theatre, a tiered lecture theatre, on the lower ground floor of the New Academic Building on Sardinia Street (map), Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ, on Tuesday, 9 May 2023. There will be a drinks and canapés reception at 6:00pm, followed by a talk at 7.00pm.

The lecture is entitled: 'Four centuries of geometry in Oxford and New College'.

The dress code is smart casual.

We very much hope you are able to come. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis, and once capacity is reached (which may be before the RSVP deadline), we will run a waiting list and be in touch after the deadline to confirm attendance.

Frances Kirwan is New College Professorial Fellow and Savilian Professor of Geometry Mathematics. She was an undergraduate in mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge. After Part III Mathematics in Cambridge she moved to Oxford for her DPhil supervised by Michael Atiyah. She was a Junior Fellow at Harvard (1983-85) before returning to Oxford, first as a Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College and then as a Tutorial Fellow in Mathematics at Balliol (1986-2017) before being appointed to the Savilian Professorship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, serving on its Council 2012-15, and she chaired the UK Mathematics Trust 2010-16.

Her teaching is in the Mathematics Department, where she has given a range of lecture courses, from first year pure mathematics, through more specialised third and fourth year undergraduate courses on geometry and algebra, to graduate courses focussed on areas close to her research.

Research Interests
Frances Kirwan’s research lies in the area of algebraic geometry (mostly over the field of complex numbers) and its links with other parts of geometry, especially symplectic (and hyperkähler) geometry. She is particularly interested in classification problems in algebraic geometry and the construction and study of moduli spaces.

Professor Frances Kirwan, DBE FRS, Savilian Professor of Geometry
May 2023
18:00 - 20:00
London School of Economics, New Academic Building
Eligible audience
New College Old Members