UFO at Leamington Assembly 19/3/14

UFO kicked off another tour last night at the Assembly in Leamington Spa (UK), and being my local venue how could I not go along? The Assembly is a wonderful little “art-deco” style venue, opened in 2008 after extensive redevelopment designed by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen (I kid you not). As well as the front of house decor, it features one of the…

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A GT86, three weeks, and a lot of fun!

 After three weeks of having my new Toyota GT86, I wanted to jot down a few initial thoughts about ownership. This is mainly due to the fact that most reviews I’ve read have been written by journalists who are obviously used to driving a great many different cars, and keep littering their texts with comparisons to the Audi TT and…

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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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