Through The Keyhole

We recently had a cameraman and interviewer coming round the department to film a new admissions video for us (will link to it here when it’s ready) and although I’d cleaned my blackboard especially it was decided that there were going to be too many blackboards in the film already and why not use my office shelves as a background.…

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Dave’s Maths Genealogy

So it looks like I’m “related” to Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei (to go with my rather ordinary Erdös number of 4). The following graphic has been compiled using the Mathematics Genealogy Project hosted by North Dakota State University based on PhD. supervisors (although the further back you go I guess it gets a bit more vague than current practice). As much as I’d…

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Warwick in Africa: new promotional video

New 2013 promotional video for Warwick in Africa introduced by George Alagiah (or skip to 4:20 to see me!). Warwick in Africa is volunteering organisation based in the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, which sends out students and teachers to schools in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania every year to teach in schools and provide new opportunities for learners and…

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Warwick In Africa 2013: Limpopo

Last August it was with some trepidation that I set off for my second year on the ground with Warwick in Africa, destination rural Limpopo, South Africa. Although having been involved with the scheme for many years through my position at the University, last year was the first time I’d been actively involved as part of the Masterclass Team in…

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