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I've written or co-written eleven books, some of which have appeared in several languages. The majority are about the maths of everyday life, but I've also written books on cricket, memory and creative thinking.



I am Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of interactive lecture shows in theatres that has reached over 100,000 teenagers in the last ten years. I'm closely involved with the UK maths community, from primary schools to universities.


Talks & Radio

I give talks to adults and children that range from small interactive workshops to keynote lectures in front of several hundred. I've also done lots of radio, including BBC Radio 4, 5Live, Radio 3 and 2, but not 1 or 6...yet.

Recent Blogs

Need some good consultants? Call in the Children
27 March 17

In a world infested with jargon and corporate-speak, children are the best remedy. more...

If ABC goes to ABD....
16 March 17

Where do Ideas come from? This puzzle gives a clue. more...

Maths, Teamwork and Googlies
1 March 17

I'm giving the 2017 Zeeman lecture on the evening when I'll receive the Zeeman medal for communicating maths to the public. more...

Sleeping Beauty
12 February 17

A puzzle much debated by probabilists has recently resurfaced. more...

Two Significant Figures
7 February 17

Most seventeen year olds have very limited mental maths skills. Should we care? more...

Venus is brilliant
23 January 17

Until this month I knew almost nothing about our closest planet. more...

Recent Tweets

RT @QMULMaths: Thoroughly recommend this if you haven't already seen @standupmaths @SparksMaths & @robeastaway in action!…

3 days ago

What if maths exams didn't exist? My blog to accompany an FE College teacher workshop next month…

5 days ago

To Canterbury @cccueducation, to speak to 200 primary teacher trainees about creative problem solving. Great way to start the week.

6 days ago

As one of the tiny, shrinking minority who still uses a milkman, this charming Radio 3 essay really resonates

8 days ago

New series of @BBCMoreOrLess started today, including nice item on maths in pop music by @kyledevans (Beatles, Dylan, Kate Bush)

8 days ago

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