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David Hill gives us a glimpse of his extensive knowledge of philosophy and maths

As part of his 50th year celebrations, David Hill gave an enlightening lecture and raised over £150 for our new Heritage Fund!

17 Mar 2018
David Hill explaining Philosophy
David Hill explaining Philosophy

When asked how he would like to celebrate his impressive achievement of spending 50 years working at Walhampton, Mr Hill replied that he would like to give a lecture on two of his favourite topics - Mathemathics and Philosophy...

On the evening of 7th March, the PAC was filled with parents, pupils, friends, current and former colleagues of Mr Hill, to listen to his talk on the ‘great minds’ over the centuries. Starting with the earliest philosopher and mathematician, Thales, Mr Hill took us on a whirlwind tour through the history of numbers and thought, up to the present date.

We gained an insight into the Egyptians use of knotted ropes to work out triangles, to the Babylonians whose work was preserved on clay, to the Indians who first created a symbol for zero. From Plato and his apprentice Aristotle, to the first conceptualisation of atoms, to ‘Cognito ergo sum’ and onwards, we were entertained by Mr Hill’s extensive knowledge. 

A huge thank you to Mr Hill for this unique and thought provoking lecture and to everyone who came along to support him in honour of his 50th year of service at Walhampton.

We raised £151.55 towards our new Heritage Fund which supports the school archive and heritage features and buildings at Walhampton. Thank you for your support.

N.B.We will be posting a video of David's lecture here shortly - please watch this space.


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