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Books

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.

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Maths

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.

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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

Why UEFA is turning to ABBA
10 May 17

Penalty shootouts tend to favour the team that kicks first - so UEFA are testing out a new approach to make it fairer. more...


I was sharing the joy of maths...
7 May 17

We all make mistakes in maths. And that's fine, really it is. But there are some mistakes I could do without. more...


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
23 March 17

My Zeeman lecture at the Royal Society connected maths and cricket. 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

Railway station names that are also football teams: Crystal Palace; Grimsby Town. Any others (exclude one-worders like Wimbledon, Walsall)?

3 days ago

Off to Liverpool to do two sold-out 'Playing for Real' shows for Year 9/10s tomorrow. And cooler weather too. Yay! https://t.co/cEDnFK0XKw

3 days ago

Next time you're at Clapham Junction station, keep an eye out for the four new Hogwarts Express platforms. https://t.co/EyPMO6GxOz

4 days ago

Today with Ted Dexter & Gordon Vince celebrating 30 years since launch of Deloittes (now ICC) cricket rankingsā€¦ https://t.co/dw5gQU19wh

5 days ago

101 Ways to Use a Creative Thinking book.... https://t.co/drszyIUPVf

5 days ago

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