"A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems." Alfred Renyi about Paul Erdos

I am a mathematician and my Erdos number is 2

I have been a member of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Reading for 40 years, and have worked there for the best part of 36 years

I am currently Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education there

I was interviewed recently by Cambridge Mathematics

I also trained and subsequently qualified as a secondary school mathematics teacher

... and I only drink Nespresso coffee

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There was time when I had a few letters published in The Times, with the ones highlighted in orange appearing in the highly-sought-after bottom right hand corner spot