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Oxford Graduate Conference starts tomorrow, with a very nice program of speakers, including graduate students from all over, with faculty responses giving commentary. Martha Nussbaum gives the plenary talk on Saturday, Anna Marmodoro on Sunday.

I am the faculty respondent giving comments on the delightful paper by Ethan Jarzek on Saturday session 11:30 to 1, with the topic: Paradoxical Desires.

I am the faculty respondent giving comments on the delightful paper by Ethan Jarzek on Saturday session 11:30 to 1, with the topic: Paradoxical Desires.

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What it is like doing logic in Oxford...

...a "toad in the hole" at The Crown in Oxford.

...a "toad in the hole" at The Crown in Oxford.

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I've been reading Alan Turing's classic paper, "On computable numbers." This is the paper, written while he was a student in Cambridge, in which he introduces the Turing machine concept, establishes universal computing devices and proves the undecidability of the halting problem.

I was amazed to find, however, that in this paper, Turing's definition of `computable number' is what is now regarded as one of the mistaken ways to proceed with this concept.

Click through to read why.

I was amazed to find, however, that in this paper, Turing's definition of `computable number' is what is now regarded as one of the mistaken ways to proceed with this concept.

Click through to read why.

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Watch How Steel Ribbons are Shaped into Cookie Cutters

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/09/cookie-cutters/

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/09/cookie-cutters/

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I shall speak for the Philosophy of Mathematics seminar in Oxford on October 29, 2018, 4:30 pm in the Ryle Room.

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I have been invited to give the opening talk of the term for the Mathematical Logic Seminar at the Mathematics Institute in Oxford. October 9th in the Andrew Wiles Building.

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I shall speak on the rearrangement number for the Mathematics Colloquium in Warwick on October 19th.

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George Monbiot claims that Sci-Hub may have saved his life, and argues that using it is the ethical choice. An earlier article he wrote a few years ago about scientific publishing was largely responsible for my own radicalization when it comes to this issue.

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Tonight's dinner at Univ.

The chef had announced that he had wanted to pay homage to the culinary influences in his life.

It was magnificent.

The chef had announced that he had wanted to pay homage to the culinary influences in his life.

It was magnificent.

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9/13/18

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