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Quotes of the Week

"In December we were measuring the width of a cloud with a ruler, now we are measuring the heat of a fire with a snowball." Graeme Hyslop, principal of Langside College, Glasgow, on the impact of cuts and uncertainty on colleges

"Maths is never going to be `cool', other than to the sizeable rump of destined-to-love-it-no-matter-how-it's-presented kids." Comedian and maths enthusiast Dara O Briain, writing in The Daily Telegraph, rails against attempts to repackage the subject.

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