Mathematicians Of The Day

3rd October

On this day in 1842, Arthur Cayley was admitted to fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, at age 21, younger than any other fellow at the College.

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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.