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Donald’s design

In 1982, Donald Preece published a remarkable design (a “double Youden rectangle”) which he had recently constructed. The design is a layout of an ordinary pack of playing cards, with properties described below. I discussed this design before here. Donald … Continue reading

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Two chairs occupied

The School of Mathematics and Statistics welcomes two new professors who have taken up established chairs: the Regius professor (one of only one or two Regius chairs in mathematics in the UK until two years ago – the information on … Continue reading

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Computer blues

No, not a grumble: a story with a happy ending. Back in 2008, when the Asus eee-pc notebook came out, I got one of the first. I have written elsewhere about how it was indispensible on my Forder tour of … Continue reading

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Open Studios North Fife

Over the Bank Holiday weekend (yes, Scotland does observe Labour Day, though not Good Friday or Easter Monday), artists and makers of north Fife opened their studios. We visited a few. Saturday was the Farmers’ Market and we just managed … Continue reading

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May

This month’s picture is simple: a doorway in Lisbon leads to the contents of a souvenir shop in Prague. Quite simple to produce, as well.

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A little boasting

… is surely permissible once in a while. I just heard from Robin Wilson that my LMS–Gresham lecture had 98,147 views on YouTube during March. Previously the most-viewed lecture (presumably in this series) had fewer than 40,000 views. I must … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Yesterday was World Book Day. A perfect excuse to post this picture of my amazingly cute grandchildren …

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