Venn Lecture 2023 – Rob Eastaway Presents: Maths, Cricket and a Billion Dollars – 8 September, 19:00, Middleton Hall

Join author and mathematician Rob Eastaway for this entertaining talk in which he reveals the surprising connections between maths, cricket and the wider world of sport.

Discover how Hull-born mathematician John Venn used mechanics to bamboozle the 1910 Australian Ashes team, why every football pitch has a cricket pitch hidden at both ends, and how a simple dice game led to a global sports analytics industry that is worth billions of dollars. Whether you’re a cricket nut, a number lover, or just curious about the history of sport, this talk is for you.