Last week I visited the Mathematical Institute at Oxford (pictured above). Last year, before my employment, the IMA gave a grant to the student mathematical society, the Invariants. Recently the committee for this changed and the new committee will take the Invariants through for the next year so it was useful to visit and meet… Read more »

# Cricketing at Trent Bridge

On Wednesday evening I attended a talk by Frank Duckworth on the Duckworth-Lewis method for helping decide the outcome of one day cricket matches where play is interrupted, which has now been used for over 10 years. This took place in the Long Room at Trent Bridge cricket ground. I am not particularly a follower… Read more »

# An historic meeting

Woke with a rather large hangover in a hall of residence room, rushed late to a lecture theatre and listened to a chap give a talk I didn’t fully understand… this is certainly bringing back memories! I’m on the train now going home from Manchester having spent the last two days at the 50th British… Read more »

# Missing stickers

I designed a sticker to go out with Mathematics Today April declaring “I’m a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications – Are you?” Unfortunately, due to an error the sticker was not included as intended in Mathematics Today April but instead we will be sending it out next week with a note… Read more »

# Mathematics Today April: University Liaison Officer’s Report

The following report is my report in Mathematics Today April. I am newly employed by the IMA as University Liaison Officer to further the aims of the University Liaison initiative. The aims of this are to increase membership (particularly amongst undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates), to raise awareness of the IMA and its work among… Read more »

# Life, Logic and so on

While in Bristol I took the opportunity to visit the Watershed Centre and listen to a talk by Tim Harford. I know Tim as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s More or Less but he is a writer and columist. In his latest book, the Logic of Life, he talks about the hidden economic logic… Read more »

# Rainy but useful time at Bristol

Bristol is in the interesting position of being a university with both a Department of Mathematics (above) and a Department of Engineering Mathematics (below). I met with staff in the Mathematics department and enjoyed a tea break in the Engineering Mathematics department. (Incidentally, I drank from a “BAMC 2007” mug and I am off to… Read more »