The last two blog posts have attempted to catch up this blog on October and November. This post will be an attempt to bring December up to date. I started the month by giving a lecture at Nottingham on subsitution ciphers for the History of maths and x and recording this using the in-room capture… Read more »

# Where I’ve been and what I did there… on a map

At the change of semester, I am again in a brief planning stage (the calm before the storm), trying to work out where to direct my efforts. A major consideration is where I have been. Last time I was in this position, back in September, I wrote a blog post Where I’ve been and what… Read more »

# Macro November

If you read the previous blog post, you will realise I am slightly remorseful at the reduction in blog posts since I started using Twitter and am attempting to quickly catch up ready to post more often in future. Here is a catchup post for November. By the start of November, I had noticed the… Read more »

# Macro October

Longer term readers of this blog who follow me on Twitter may realise that I have posted considerably fewer posts here since I’ve been ‘micro-blogging’. The podcasts resumed in October, and the show notes posts were regular through the autumn. The non-podcast blog posts in between were less common. Here is a catchup post for… Read more »

# A life in the IMA

I am writing to draw your attention to the blog “A Life in the IMA“, in which Dr. Dan Tilley, IMA Council member, Chair of the IMA Early Career Mathematicians Group and committee member of the IMA North Hants, Surrey and Berkshire Branch, gives his personal account of his mathematical life. His postings are infrequent… Read more »

# "Substitution ciphers: Ancient – Renaissance"

I have produced a talk in what will hopefully become a series, History of maths and x. This aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. The idea is that each topic is covered in a talk at the University of Nottingham that is available to view online, in an article for iSquared Magazine… Read more »

# 22, 38, 54, 26, 42, 58, 30, 46, 62

Happy 2010! Any guesses on the meaning of the sequence of numbers in the title (it is a bit arbitrary)? Leave them in the comments. No prizes but smug self-satisfaction.