Sine of confusion

March 7, 2013

Michael Worton, vice-provost of University College London, notes that an explicit commitment to “interdisciplinarity” will help undergraduates studying its new bachelor’s of arts and sciences “explore complexity” (“Big picture from all angles”, Opinion, 21 February). But given the considerable differences of content, jargon and skills found in, say, mathematics, French and history, how will the “new ways of thinking”, which were not previously available, be transmitted to students in the not-too-distant future?

Neil Richardson

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