Is Maths hard?

When I meet someone new at Durham I’ll often get asked two questions…. “What college are you?”  “Mildert”, I’ll reply “Cool. What do you study?” “Maths.”  A look of horror will spread across their face. Can maths really be as bad as people think?  I’ll begin with the obvious: maths is going to sound awful to anyone who celebrated their last ever maths lesson. And maths […]