Category Archives: Neill Cameron artwork


This year I celebrated my 65th birthday (if that is the right word; almost nobody noticed). But for a recent change in the law, that would be that so far as employment goes. I would not be able to continue … Continue reading

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Mo-Bot High

Neill’s book comes out next week. Set in a girls’ high school somewhere in provincial England, where (for reasons known only to the inscrutable dinner ladies) the girls’ phones download an app which enables them to control giant fighting robots, … Continue reading

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The Shrikhande graph

The logo of the Interational Conference on Recent Trends in Graph Theory and Combinatorics, held in Cochin, in Kerala, in mid-August 2010, was a particular 16-vertex graph known as the Shrikhande graph. Its discoverer, the Indian mathematician S. S. Shrikhande, was also … Continue reading

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The journey of a picture

Works of art have a tendency to escape their creators. Last summer, Neill drew a picture for me to illustrate my lecture at the BCC in St Andrews. It was based on the story that when Mahalanobis’s secretary told him … Continue reading

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Mathematics and mountain-climbing

I often think it’s comical – Fal, lal, la! How Nature always does contrive – Fal, lal, la! That every boy and every gal That’s born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative! … Continue reading

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Mathematicians and statisticians

The Indian mathematician and statistician Raj Chandra Bose had an impressive lineage, having been taught by F. W. Levi in geometry and R. A. Fisher in statistics. He generated various stories in his lifetime, some of which were gathered in … Continue reading

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