The clue is in the name

As anyone who has done A-level (google the term if you’re not from England) Maths – and I appreciate that probably means about 0.001% of the people reading this – can tell you, when you’re stuck for a formula or on how to proceed go back to first principles. The axioms are the bedrock upon…

The rhetoric of white privilege

[My thoughts on the Mary Beard Haiti tweet controversy. Expressed in the form of an open letter.] Dear Mary Let me start by saying that I don’t think you are a racist, a neo-colonialist or any other such pejorative that might have been lobbed at you this past week. In truth I’m a great admirer…