Mathematicians Of The Day

31st January

On this day in 1918, the Bolshevik government in Russia adopted the Gregorian Calendar which required 13 days to be added. Catholic European countries had adopted it in 1582 and the British had used it from 1752.

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Quotation of the day

From Lloyd Williams
It is my considered opinion that the system practiced in the universities of North America of trying to educate young men and young women by herding them together in rooms and lecturing to them is a failure. If you will throw the good and the ambitious student on his own, help him but not spoon-feed him, he can accomplish twice as much and do it twice as well as he can under the conditions that largely obtain in our universities.