## The Alice in Wonderland Sesquicentennial

I did not realize it was the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, which is probably the best-liked piece of writing by any mathematician. At least it’s the only one I can think of that’s clearly inspired a Betty Boop cartoon. I’ve had cause to talk about Carroll’s writing about logic and some other topics in the past. (One was just a day short of three years ago, by chance.)

As mentioned in his tweet John Allen Paulos reviewed a book entirely about Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson’s mathematical and logic writing. I was unaware of the book before, but am interested now.

## howardat58 7:17 pm

onSunday, 28 June, 2015 Permalink |Guess what ! I was in the same maths class as Robin Wilson, Oxford, Keble college ’62 to ’65, but I never wanted to become a “famous mathematician”!!!

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## Joseph Nebus 6:41 pm

onSaturday, 4 July, 2015 Permalink |Oh, that’s a neat coincidence. To the best of my knowledge nobody I was a major (or grad student) with has attained any fame in mathematics. Someone I was on the student newspaper with went has gotten a fairly prominent role in entertainment journalism, though.

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