Join the bard of brainteasers at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Rob Eastaway, the bard of brainteasers, is bringing his wit with numbers to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.  In a fascinating talk Rob will be exploring the surprising and entertaining ways that maths and numbers feature in Shakespeare’s world; both in his plays and in Tudor England.  Taking place on Tuesday 2 July (from 6pm to 7pm) the event follows the recent publication of Rob’s highly-acclaimed book Much Ado About Numbers.

A favourite on radio programmes and podcasts for his entertaining insights, Rob will be talking about unexpected links between literature, history and maths. Shakespeare grew up during a time of remarkable mathematical innovation, bringing astronomy, probability, multiplication and much more to the topic.  What makes this event extra special is the fact that it will take place in the very setting where as a young boy William Shakespeare would have been absorbing some of the new ideas that Rob will be talking about.

Rob’s latest book has received lots of high praise, with Dr Simon Smith of The Shakespeare Institute describing it as, “A spectacular journey through Shakespeare’s mathematical world”.

Rob will look at Shakespeare’s use of science, games, money, magic, astronomy and how this affected his use of language, for example, why King Lear was every inch a king.

Alistair Goddon, Operations Manager for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, says

“Rob is known for his entertaining talks that are full of fascinating facts delivered in a fun way so we are delighted that he is joining us in the atmospheric setting of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.  It will be a talk that we think William Shakespeare himself would have enjoyed!”

Tickets for Much Ado About Numbers are £10 and the event is suitable for anyone aged over 13.  Bookings can be made here.

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