Lettera Matematica

, Volume 4, Issue 3–4, pp 195–204 | Cite as

Communicating mathematics in Europe

Episode 1: Chris Budd (University of Bath)
Article
  • 58 Downloads

Abstract

This article is the first in a series on the communication of mathematics in Europe. In this first instalment Andrea Capozucca visits with Prof. Christopher Budd, OBE. Some of the topics covered in the interview with Budd are the golden rules for an effective communication, the ways to improve skills and nourish passions, past, present and future projects, Bath Taps into Science, the events of the British Science Week, and much more. The result is a snapshot of the present state of the communication of mathematics, seen through the eyes of one of the leading figures in the field of public engagement and outreach. The author also experienced first-hand the methods and tools used in communicating maths in Britain, leading to a reflection on the importance of the communication of science today.

Keywords

Chris Budd Bath Taps into Science Popular science Maths communication Outreach Public engagement Interdisciplinarity 

References

  1. 1.
    Attard, C.: Engagement and mathematics. Journal of Professional Learning, Sem. 2 (2015). http://cpl.asn.au/journal/semester-2-2015/engagement-and-mathematics-what-does-it-look-like-in-your-classroom
  2. 2.
    Bradley, M.J.: The foundation of mathematics. Infobase, New York (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Budd, C., Sangwin, C.: Mathematics Galore!: Masterclasses, Workshop, and Team Projects in Mathematics and its Applications. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2001)MATHGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Eco, U.: La bustina di Minerva—Ecco l’angolo retto. L’Espresso, (2005)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Greco, P.: Modello Venezia. La comunicazione nell’era post-accademica della scienza, in Pitrelli, N., Sturloni, G.. (eds.): La comunicazione della scienza—Atti del I e II convegno nazionale, Zadig, Milano-Roma (2004)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Guerraggio, A., Nastasi, P.: L’Italia degli scienziati. 150 anni di storia nazionale. Bruno Mondadori, Milano-Torino (2010)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    John of Salisbury: The metalogicon: a twelfth-century defense of the verbal and logical arts of the trivium, trans. Daniel D. McGarry. Paul Dry Books, Philadelphia (2009)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MacerataItaly

Personalised recommendations