I have been travelling too much recently.  Yes it has been great for my creativity and I have had some amazing times, but it has been accompanied by a lack of stability and… Continue reading

The latest maths carnival…

here. Apologies for the lack of posts recently I hope to resume service soon.

Unscheduled Post: Extensive research shows…

…science is hard!

The search for the truth can never stop.

This is a first obituary (of a sort) for these writings.  I do not think I would have predicted that this would be a playwright, not a mathematician.  This might seem a little… Continue reading


A short, and late post this week, general chaos in my life is to blame.  Unfortunately the busy sort, not the simply disorganised sort.   In my previous post I talked about strengthening… Continue reading

Responsibility of Mathematicians

This week, my apologies, the post is a little late.  However I have an excuse!  I wanted to put the piece below out, but wanted to make sure that it had been published… Continue reading

Unscheduled Post: Recent Blog Carnivals

A couple of recent carnivals are out.  Firstly the second edition of the Art Showcase, this has descriptions of the work of five blogging artists, of which I am one.  The entries are eclectic… Continue reading

How to improve your talks

There is one thing that can improve any talk.  From the most brilliant piece of oratory to the dullest seminar.  It is not even hard to achieve, and requires very little skill, just… Continue reading

Unscheduled Post: A couple of interesting posts

This is a glimpse into my browsing habits.  It starts with an interesting post on the Secret Blogging Seminar, on bidding games.  The basic idea is to take any game, add a stack… Continue reading

Book Review: Mathematics a Very Long Introduction

I recently received my copy of the wonderful The Princeton Companion to Mathematics.  In the title of this piece, I could not help making the obvious joke, as the editor Tim Gowers also… Continue reading

Carnival of Mathematics #44

44th Carnival of Mathematics, a feast of maths blog links.

About my art

This piece was originally written for a poster on my art work (shown below).  It had to be shortened, partly as a poster can only have so much text and partly as the… Continue reading