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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Mobile Internet

 The biggest drawback to my Nexus is lack of internet connectivity when away from a wireless hotspot, so in the knowledge that I was off on a trip to Africa, wanted internet access while away, and wanted to take tablet to keep weight down, I did a little research and discovered this little beauty. Tested with a cheap Tesco sim…

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