Bifurcations, Catastrophes and Symmetry

 Autumn 2016: a new academic year, a new term, time for a new module!  Well, not entirely new since half of it was largely based on a module I taught the previous couple of years (but with much of the detail removed to concentrate more on the ideas and applications), but still this was a module that I have been …

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Warwick in Africa: new promotional video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px7RL4XovmY”

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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Some reflections on Botswana IGGY U 2010

A quick series of comments, not designed to be a throrough summary of my experiences but more to reflect on the event. From the 15th to the 28th August 2010 the IGGY Summer U was held in Gaborone, Botswana, hosted by BACS (Botswana Accountancy College), and once again I was fortunate enough to be running a Mathematics course, a revised …

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Fractal dinner!

Much to my surprise, my mum has turned out to be a budding mathematician and for dinner on Christmas Eve we were presented with Romanesco Broccoli! I had forgotten what a beautiful vegetable it was (the last one I’d seen I had bought from Tesco for a lecture on fractals about 10 years ago). For anyone of a mathematical persuasion …

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