Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures Inaugural Midlands Lecture
Marcus du Sautoy - The Num8er My5teries
9 January 2019
With topics ranging from prime numbers to the lottery, from lemmings to bending balls like Beckham, Professor Marcus du Sautoy will provide an entertaining and, perhaps, unexpected approach to explain how mathematics can be used to predict the future.
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The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.
Thursday 10 January 2019
You can find the full details in our Solihull Speaks section.
No Asylum European Schools Premiere 2019
Monday 21 January
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, Solihull School and The Anne Frank Trust UK are very pleased to invite you to the European Schools’ premiere of the highly acclaimed documentary No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story (https://noasylumfilm.com/) and to a Q&A afterwards with Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss MBE, Tomi Reichental and Mindu Hornick. We will, in addition, hold a post-screening reception to which you are also cordially invited, during which time you can absorb the Trust’s impressive Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition in our George Hill Building.
Tomi is a Bergen Belsen survivor and both Mindu and Eva are Auschwitz–Birkenau survivors. All three are among a rapidly dwindling number who can and do share their vivid and compelling testimony to humanity’s darkest time. Eva is also Anne Frank’s step-sister and figures prominently in the film.
The film brings to light the stunning discovery of lost letters written by Otto Frank, Anne’s father & Eva’s stepfather, revealing new information about the family’s dramatic struggle to escape the tyranny of the Nazi regime, and further evidence that the world turned its back on the Franks and millions of others. Major Leonard Berney, who liberated Bergen Belsen where Anne and her sister Margot perished, also relates his harrowing experiences
in the film and his son, John, will also join us in Solihull for the screening.
Something of a prequel to Anne's iconic diary, No Asylum is a call to action for tolerance, respect and understanding at a time when too often they seem in short supply. The celebrated film further advances the goal of The Anne Frank Trust UK to encourage us to embrace personal responsibility and respect for others. It also compounds the charity’s aim to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
It is also noteworthy that the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, 'torn from home', encourages us to contemplate how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by all those who suffer persecution and genocide. ‘Home’ usually means a place of safety, comfort and security. In commemorating HMD 2019, the screening of No Asylum and the Q&A with our survivors will offer our audience very real and timely
opportunities to reflect on what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven out of their homes and on the continuing difficulties survivors face as they try to build new lives after the traumas they endure.
The film will be screened at 7:00pm on Monday 21 January 2019, followed by the Q&A session. We anticipate the screening and Q&A finishing at approximately 9.00pm and the post screening reception finishing at approximately 9:45pm.