The mathematics of social distancing

Image description: Russian dolls illustrating social distancing “It seems like a pretty standard interview question”, I thought to myself. Back in 2017, I was preparing for my Oxford interview by taking part in mock ‘Oxbridge-style’ interviews organised between a group of Bristol schools. Testing my ability to apply maths in a real-world context, the interviewer […]

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Brock Turner lies at the intersection of every kind of privilege – not least, that of the college athlete

Minimum prison time prescribed by state law for three sexual assault offenses: 2 years Time sentenced to Brock Turner: six months Time served by Brock Turner: three months In a 1958 piece with the anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell on young male athletes, the sports journalist Gay Talese made the assertion that “the athlete in America is […]

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