Gresham College have kindly extended an open invitation for bellringers to join a free lecture on the Mathematics of Bell ringing by Prof Sarah Hart on 5th January 2021 at 13:00.
It’s pretty easy to register via the link below using an email address, and you get a reminder 10 minutes before the event starts. You can also watch the lecture later on. All our lectures are free.
Professor Sarah Hart, Gresham Professor of Geometry
Tuesday 5 Jan 2021, 1pm-2pm (online, or watch later)
This lecture will look at change ringing, which is ringing a series of tuned bells in a particular sequence, and this has exciting mathematical properties.
We will also ask: why are bells bell-shaped? What properties of this shape create the sound of a bell, and by what amount should we scale the size of a bell to produce changes in pitch?
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Public Relations Officer