Why Study Mathematics? and The Wonder Book of Geometry - two new books from Oxford Mathematicians

Vicky Neale and David Acheson are two of Oxford Mathematics's most engaging and accessible speakers and writers, and they both have new books to prove it.

In Why Study Mathematics?  Vicky describes the experience of studying mathematics at University as well as discussing the many benefits of a mathematics degree. Nick Higham, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Manchester, says, "I recommend it to all prospective maths students and their parents."

In The Wonder Book of Geometry, this week's New Scientist 'Don't Miss' Book of the Week, David take us on a geometrical tour from Ancient Greece to the present day. Packed with illustrations, the book demonstrates why geometry is the spirit of mathematics.

Both books have a simple message: mathematics is dazzling; and it is also invaluable.