“You couldn’t have picked a worse a day for it” was something I heard quite a lot on my graduation day. Not that the rain could put a damper (literally) on what was a special day for everyone, but an hour of nice weather would’ve been appreciated. And not since a childhood picture of me […]

# The Mathematics Blog

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## “…the numbers, Mason!” (Part 2)

In the last post we talked about how we normally engage with Maths in terms of media portrayal and social media interaction. But if we look at the research going on right here at the University, we can see the impression a great passion for Maths can leave. Dr Sibylle Schroll (one of the […]

## “…the numbers, Mason!” (Part 1)

If you try typing “Maths” into the GIF finder on Facebook, you’ll probably find the “Zach Galifianakis from the Hangover card counting scene” that you see dotted all over Twitter. So a pretty realistic interpretation of what you can expect to achieve with a Maths degree then. But in a wider sense, this only […]

## Nomads of Leicester

“Well we’ve got lectures in the Attenborough and Engineering building in the morning, and then a seminar later on in the Bennett Building”… This is pretty standard for us so you’ll often see groups of Maths students wandering aimlessly around campus, trying to work out where their next teaching session is. So I thought, […]

## Dances with Medics

That’s right, it’s another corker of a title. Anyway, as a once starry-eyed medic, most of my friends in first year were also on my course, so naturally I’ve spent most of my time in Leicester living with medical students. So I thought I should share my wisdom and findings with the world as I’ve […]

## Master and Remainder (Part 2)

And we’re back! It’s been a while since my last post but it’s a new year, so it’s a new chance for me to promise a lot and deliver a little. So after part 1, I was bunkered down in the library. I have occasionally managed to surface, where I’ve realised the challenges a […]

## Leicester City – 2016 and all that

In a year that will go down as the answer to every pub quiz question from now on, Leicester City certainly played their part. From Andrea Bocelli singing at the King Power after a first league title, to people actually wanting Chelsea to win a game of football, 2016 will live long in the memory. […]

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