BBC Radio 4 · ciShanjo · Dr Paul Tench · Western Mail

They used to hunt animals

Yesterday’s Radio 4 programme carried a fascinating little piece on the work of Dr Paul Tench, a retired linguist from Cardiff University. Paul has been helping the Shanjo people of Zambia to develop a writing system for the first time. The twenty thousand or so Shanjo people are but one group in a country of 13.5 million… Continue reading They used to hunt animals

Adam Shaw · BBC Radio 4 · Brian Butterworth · Digby Jones

Off topic – maths in the UK

Here’s an interesting interview conducted by Adam Shaw on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (18/11/2010) with Brian Butterworth, Emeritus professor of cognitive neuropsychology at the Institute of Neuroscience at the University College London. BB: “The UK is not very good at maths. We’re about average, looking at all OECD countries. So, we’re significantly worse… Continue reading Off topic – maths in the UK