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Marcus du Sautoy - The Eighth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

Professor Marcus du Sautoy will be giving a lecture entitled "42: the answer to life, the universe and prime numbers"

Since 2003, Save the Rhino has held an annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture around the time of his birthday to raise money for conservation projects. The lectures are in aid of both Save the Rhino and the EIA, two charities supported by Douglas Adams.

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Marcus du Sautoy will be giving the Eighth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture. He will be giving a talk on a very Douglas themed number - the number 42!

Marcus du Sautoy is the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College. He has been named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UK's leading scientists. In 2001 he won the prestigious Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society awarded every two years to reward the best mathematical research made by a mathematician under 40. In 2004 Esquire Magazine chose him as one of the 100 most influential people under 40 in Britain and in 2008 he was included in the prestigious directory Who’s Who.

Marcus du Sautoy writes for the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and the Guardian and is frequently asked for comment on BBC radio and television. He has a regular column in the Times called Sexy Maths.
We are also pleased to announce that, comedy writer and television & radio presenter, Clive Anderson has provisionally agreed to MC the Eighth Douglas Adams Memorial lecture.


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Date and Time:

11 March 2010 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000
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