Ivor Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University Business School)
On Mathematicians Who Liked Logic: The Case of Max Newman

Newman's interest in the foundations of mathematics is known through a lecture course that he offered at Cambridge University, and for his relationship with Alan Turing, especially after Turing took that course. But why was Newman so interested in logic in the first place, when it was extremely unusual among mathematicians at that time? Some surprising clues and sources are examined in this article.