Sunday, 23 May 2010

More or Less BBC Radio 4

My favourite Radio 4 programme is back with a new series. If you haven't caught up with it yet, may I recommend More or Less, Radio 4, Fridays, 1.30 pm? Hosted by Tim Harford, the programme explains the use of mathematics – and challenges many of the everyday abuses of mathematics – in, for example, politics, business, advertising and the media.

Last Friday's programme was an entertaining exploration of the pros and cons of various voting systems. I think the conclusion seemed to be that the fairest system seems to be that used in the Eurovision song contest!

You can catch up with the programme on

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