Two Englishmen stand in the highlands of Fiji, gazing up at a hill high above the village they are staying in. As there is not a lot else to do, they decide that… Continue reading
Telling the future is impossible, yet we have to do it every day. We need to be realistic at the same time as allowing some hope, as not trying for better things is… Continue reading
I hate being wrong, ask anyone in my family, they will get that slightly weary look and agree (and I am not the only one). I have tried to counter this by learning… Continue reading
Laws of graduate school to help you become a misbehaved top scientist.
As promised here is a draft of my article on ideas for the LMS and using the internet for society communication. Please comment! Currently the LMS has two main mean of communication. The… Continue reading
I have been asked to write a short proposal on internet communication for the council of the LMS (London Mathematical Society). More specifically, how the internet can be used to get better communication… Continue reading
The importance of communication the the future of the LMS and mathematics
The difference between stupid and intelligent people–and this is true whether or not they are well-educated–is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations–in fact,… Continue reading
I have always had faith and respect for the British police. That has been, to put it mildly, dented recently.