# Maths communication activity

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## Media appearances

BBC Radio Kent (30 May 2022), Imperial measures discussion item.

BBC Radio Bristol (25 May 2022), origins of mathematics discussion item.

Resonance FM (London) (19 Feb 2012), feature on the UK Government refusal to issue a pardon for Alan Turing.

Resonance FM (London) (25 Jan 2012), interviewed on Big Science FM about 'the unplanned impact of mathematics'.

Resonance FM (London) (11 Dec 2011), feature on declining educational standards.

Resonance FM (London) (13 Nov 2011), interviewing Samuel Hansen about mathematical interview project 'Relatively Prime'.

Resonance FM (London) (30 Oct 2011), feature on the calculation of 10 trillion digits of pi.

BBC Radio Nottingham (02 Sep 2011), interviewed about the Nottingham Maths Jam.

Resonance FM (London) (21 Aug 2011), commenting on the Vorderman report on mathematics education.

Nature podcast, Nature Publishing Group (14 Jul 2011), interviewed about 'the unplanned impact of mathematics'.

## Podcasting

Mathematical Objects (with Katie Steckles): Mar 2019 to present.

Taking Maths Further (with Katie Steckles): Jun 2014 to May 2015.

Math/Maths Podcast (with Samuel Hansen): Jun 2010 to Oct 2014.

Travels in a Mathematical World: Sep 2008 to Jul 2010.

## Talks

There are 40,320 ways to give this talk, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04/07/2022).

The unplanned impact of mathematics, Cafe Sci, Nottingham (20/04/2015).

George Green: A Miller's Tale, Clifton Village Residents' Association, Clifton Village Hall, Nottingham (23/03/2015).

George Green's Mathematical Influences, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham (12/11/2014).

Puzzles, schools outreach event, Cardiff University (09/03/2010).

Puzzles, sixth form lecture, University of Liverpool (15/10/2009).

## Workshops and other events

Playful puzzles and games, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04/07/2022). With Alex Corner.

Mathematics Poster Competition, British Science Week 2022.

Chair, From Durer to sudoku: 500 years of recreational maths, British Science Festival 2014 (06/09/2014).

Game theory, East Midlands Big Bang 2014, Derby Roundhouse (10/07/2014). With Kingsley Webster.

Co-organiser, What has Mathematics done for us?, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Manchester (03/07/2014).

Designing Coincidences, Year 9 Masterclass on probability, Liverpool (05/10/2013).

## Stalls

Our world simulated with dice, IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications, Sheffield (04-05/07/2022).

Our world simulated with dice, MathsCity, Leeds (02/06/2022).

Solving It Like A Mathematician, Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham (20/03/2015).

Solving It Like A Mathematician, East Midlands Big Bang 2014, Derby Roundhouse (10/07/2014).

Solving It Like A Mathematician, STEM Pop Up Shop, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham (26/10/2012).

Solving It Like A Mathematician, East Midlands Big Bang 2012, East Midlands Conference Centre (28/06/2012).

Solving It Like A Mathematician, East Midlands Big Bang 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre (28/06/2011).

## Writing

I am an editor at The Aperiodical blog. In addition, I have written the following popular articles.

Puzzle #178 Hydra (2022) by Peter Rowlett,

*New Scientist*3397, p. 53.Mathematical Objects (2022) by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett,

*MathsJam Shout*July 2022, p. 1.Puzzle #173 Knight moves (2022) by Peter Rowlett,

*New Scientist*3392, p. 53.Puzzle: Grocery Swap (2020) by Peter Rowlett,

*MathsJam Shout*Oct 2020, p. 1.Counting caterpillars (2019) by Peter Rowlett,

*Chalkdust Magazine*9, pp. 30-35.Green's mathematical application to electricity, and beyond (2013) by Peter Rowlett,

*Mathematics Today*49(4), p. 162.Stories of the Unplanned Impact of Mathematics (2013) by Peter Rowlett,

*Mathematics Today*49(2), p. 61.The Unplanned Impact of Mathematics (2012) by Peter Rowlett, Mark McCartney, Tony Mann, Graham Hoare, Edmund Harriss, Juan Parrondo, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Julia Collins and Chris Linton,

*The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012*, pp. 21-29.The unplanned impact of mathematics (2011) by Peter Rowlett, Mark McCartney, Tony Mann, Graham Hoare, Edmund Harriss, Juan Parrondo, Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Julia Collins and Chris Linton,

*Nature*475, pp. 166-169.The science of chance (2010) by Peter Rowlett,

*iSquared Magazine*12, pp. 23-27.What do mathematicians do? (2010) by Peter Rowlett,

*Off the shelves: The Careers Group Library Blog*23 Mar.Shape of the cosmos (2010) by Peter Rowlett,

*iSquared Magazine*11, pp. 23-27.Ciphers through the ages (2009) by Peter Rowlett,

*iSquared Magazine*10, pp. 24-27.

In addition:

Colin Beveridge writes in How to reboot your interest in maths in

*The Observer*(7 Aug 2022), that "one good way to rekindle your interest in a subject is to listen to people talking enthusiastically about it. Among many excellent maths podcasts, Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlettâ€™s*Mathematical Objects*stands out as accessible and engaging."Katie Steckles and I are interviewed in an article 'Podcasting Mathematics' by Tom Edgar in

*Math Horizons*29(4), pp. 24-28 (2022).I am quoted reviewing MathsCity Leeds in

*MathsWorldUK Newsletter*no. 8, Nov 2021.'New ways with old numbers' by Tim Harford in

*Financial Times*(24 Sep 2011) discusses my work on the unplanned impact of mathematics.