Maths days are not numbered

January 13, 1995

While the debate over the standards of the questions in University Challenge continues, the lectures "for children" from The Royal Institution shown on BBC 2 after Christmas only serve to underline a similar decline. This may be a function of television, or it may be correlated to the suggestion that undergraduate students (of mathematics) need to be given courses in proof.

Gordon Joly 14 Flora Close London E14

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