Maths in Action Lecture 2017

I was fortunate enough to attend a series of maths lectures on Thursday the 30th of November. It was held at the Emmanuel Centre, a church located near the Houses of Parliament. A total of 5 lectures were given over the course of 6 hours, by 6 different backgrounds, each an expert in their fields.

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Road to Russia

A now complete World Cup qualification campaign, attention draws to Russia’s groundwork for the tournament next summer. Alongside the excitement arises pessimism, from numerous troubles the host country needs to repair.

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BAD habits are AWESOME

It is utterly undeniable that you have a bad habit which gets you told off, or in some sort of trouble every now and then; be it chewing with your mouth open, or constantly feeling the urge to bite your nails.

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Probability Paradoxes

A paradox is essentially a statement that leads to a circular and self-contradictory argument, or describes a situation which is logically impossible. This is what we call a true paradox, for the word ‘paradox’ is thrown around a lot.

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Eliminating contact within school rugby?

There has been increasing evidence for reducing or eliminating contact within the game at certain age groups. But banning contact in school rugby would be removing a huge aspect of the game that many people love it for. 

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Will you let a stranger enter your house?

We all know that Amazon is one of the most popular online shopping. 12 years ago it launched one of my favourite services – Prime. Those who have prime, you know you can’t live without it. 1 day delivery and same delivery is just awesome and most of all – it is very convenient.

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The Future of British Train Travel & some Bear and Royal fun!

Last week, 16th October 2017, the overdue New Intercity Trains (IET) or Class 800 were launched on the Great Western Railway (GWR). These trains are built by the Japanese company Hitachi and are set to replace the aging HST trains (High Speed Train) or you may know it as Class 43 or even Intercity 125

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Installation Theory: Why your free will is not as free as you think

A recently introduced concept to explain old problems, Saadi Lahlou, the Chair in Social Psychology of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE, argues that society channels your free will into behaviour deemed socially appropriate through settings.

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25 + 5: The Pomodoro Secret To Success

Have you ever had that situation where you have copious amounts of work piling up on your desk? Don’t worry! Almost everybody goes through this at one point doing their lives, but the real challenge is how you deal with it and manage yourself.

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Asians tend to be better at maths. Is it true?

This stereotype has long been present in our society with many believing that Asians are just gifted within the field of maths. It is quite often you hear the East excelling in subjects such as maths and so, is it really true that Asians are better at maths?

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Entrepreneur? You NEED to read this book

Monopoly. Comparative advantage. Competition. Co-founder of Paypal and Palantir, with investments in Facebook, SpaceX and LinkdeIn, Peter Thiel evaluates the basics of economics but these are the kind of things which creates the free market or allows start-ups to turn into large billion-dollar worth companies.

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Being resourceful | You can be smarter than your teachers.

Google. Newspapers. Books. Knowledge. Whether you are a third year university student or a year seven student entering secondary school, the ability to discover and obtain knowledge is not only easy, but seamless. In a world encapsulated with technology, the internet is a very significant tool which provides a useful and enriching service to us.

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Why education may be the root cause of inequality

The education system. *Facepalm* The rate of good change within the education system is now probably slower than Gary the Snail. Education has merely changed. Lessons are roughly the same length, students migrate from class to class, subjects are taught a reasonable steady pace.

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Why North Korea is the new Cuba

Never in recent history has such a small country created such a large diplomatic incident. North Korea, situated on the southern border of an increasingly assertive China and still technically at war with its U.S backed cousin South Korea has dominated a huge amount of coverage in these past few week, creating instability in an already fraught and geo-politically sensitive region. 
 

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