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Talk & Concert, Cheltenham Science Festival “Maths, Music, and “A Woman’s Life and Love”

June 11, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm


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Mathematician Eugenia Cheng examines women in maths and maths in music through a unique combination of lecture and concert. With soprano Sarah Gabriel she’ll perform her reworked version of Schumann’s song cycle “A Woman’s Life and Love” – with a modern feminist twist. Instead of fading away when her husband dies, our heroine instead sings about ambition, imposter syndrome, bullying and forging a new path, leaving the old systems behind. Eugenia describes her own unusual career as a mathematician and concert pianist and how the process of writing the piece expanded the themes beyond feminism, to inclusivity in general.


June 11, 2022
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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