John D. Barrow explores the links between maths and the arts at the Bradford Literature Festival this Sunday.

How crinkly is crinkly?

David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peek into the nation's bedrooms.

Capturing symmetry with algebra.

This week would have been the 100th birthday of Martin Gardner, who is deservedly credited with turning on several generations of people worldwide to the pleasures of maths! To mark the occasion here are some favourite puzzles that, apart from being fun, also lead to some serious maths.

What is information and how does it shape our reality?

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