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Doing mathematics

From a review of Ian Stewart’s The Great Mathematical Problems, by Thomas Quinn in the Big Issue: What is Fermat’s Last Theorem? If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me. But unravelling it, proving it to be true, that was … Continue reading

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Two steps from fame

Earlier this month, two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham were stabbed to death in front of a crowd of passers-by. This week’s issue of the magazine is headlined “Celebrate your vendor”. [Seller? Vendor? Which is right? Does it matter?] Today … Continue reading

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