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Here is our review of the film portraying mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing.

Alex Bellos' new book is an enjoyable tour of the fun bits of mathematics.

*ways*you probably have not thought about! Find out more in this review of Tegmark's book.

Maths Inspiration delivers inspiring, fun and educational maths lectures to live audiences of school students. In response to demand from teachers and parents, the latest shows, specially for students aged 13-16, have been filmed. This is a review of the resulting DVD box set.

The internet provides access to overwhelmingly big data — how can we best gain knowledge from it?

"All models are wrong, but some are useful," is what the well-known statistician George Box said about statistical models. We look at his autobiography which, although not what you might expect, is a fascinating read.

This book is an exploration of urban landscapes, providing a fresh view on metropolitan life.

It's not often you see a maths professor reduced to zero on stage and then stuffed into a bag. But this is exactly what happened to Marcus du Sautoy at the Science Museum — and by means of a mathematical argument at that. Only du Sautoy wasn't being himself of course. He was playing the role of X in the new play, *X&Y*.

This book is designed to help parents support their teenagers through school maths. But with its focus on the big picture, the connections within mathematics and the references to history and applications it is also a welcome resource for teachers and even students themselves.

Martin Gardner has inspired several generations of students to become mathematicians. An ardent fan reviews Gardner's autobiography which goes way beyond his fascination with mathematical games.