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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

Taking The Last Chocolate Biscuit

Taking The Last Chocolate Biscuit
3 July 17

There's one chocolate biscuit left on the plate and there are other guests who might want it. How guilty should you feel about taking it? more...


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

RT @MathsInspiratn: Maths Inspiration hits Australia this week - five shows across NSW featuring @standupmaths @robeastaway @statsjen & 12…

1 day ago

I bought final (fifth) day tickets for the Oval Test match in a couple of weeks time. A bit optimistic, I fear. #AbjectCollapse #ENGvSA

5 days ago

Sobering figures on (in)numeracy in the UK. Though if it's any consolation, seems like it's even worse in Italy:… https://t.co/b9A2oB7oz0

12 days ago

RT @dgwbirch: Great to catch up with @robeastaway at the Prospect awards. Here's our small but vital role in world cricket history https://…

12 days ago

The postman has just delivered a copy of Brams & Taylor's classic book on how to cut cakes fairly. That's this week… https://t.co/G4Phs4nPgX

13 days ago

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