Edith Cowan Memorial Lecture celebrating International Women's Day
08 March 2016
ECU Joondalup, Building 32.101
270 Joondalup Drive,
One of Australia's most stimulating and inspired thinkers, Dr Clio Cresswell is the author of the internationally-acclaimed book Mathematics and Sex. She is also a respected academic and public intellectual, featuring regularly on television, radio and press, with celebrity interviews, serious book reviews, not-so-serious radio, relationship advice and expert panel appearances.
Diversity has been a constant theme in Dr Cresswell's life. Born in England, she spent her early childhood on a Greek island, and was schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art.
At eighteen she moved to Australia where she discovered the joys of mathematics, going on to win the University Medal at the University of New South Wales and completing a PhD.
Whilst Clio is an intellect, she also happens to be one of Australia's funniest and most entertaining scholars. In her lecture, Dr Cresswell will talk about the relevance and creativity of mathematics, the flexibility of our brain, and what rationalisation and our search for patterns to classify means for us today.
On the morning of the event, check in opens at 7am and light breakfast will be served. The presentation begins at 7.50am and will conclude at 9am.
To attend this event, please RSVP before Friday, 26 February 2016 (if not full before as places are limited).
Edith Cowan University
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