The Australian Mathematical Society Annual Meeting this year included a public debate on the topic “Is the traditional mathematics blackboard lecture dead?” I was on the affirmative team.

## Some pure mathematics and consciousness

In November 2017 I gave a talk to the Monash Consciousness Research Laboratory (Tsuchiya Lab). I talked about some pure mathematical ideas that have appeared in the literature on the frontiers of neuroscience and the study of consciousness — gauge theory, and category theory.

## Sciencey: Why do earphones get tangled?

An appearance in Sciencey, a new series from ABC that delivers quick, illuminating answers to some of the strangest questions in the universe. Why do earphones always tangle, and what does this tells us about the universe?

## The work of Maryam Mirzakhani

In August 2017 I gave a talk on some of the mathematics of Maryam Mirzakhani, the great Iranian matheamtician, first female Fields Medallist. This was a Monash LunchMaths seminar.

## Maths week talk at PLC

I gave an outreach talk to secondary students at PLC about mathematics and mathematicians, talking about, among other things, topology, Maryam Mirzakhani, and billiards, in July 2017. Slides are available.

## Mathematics, mathematicians, philosophy

In December 2016 I gave a talk to secondary school students about mathematics and mathematical philosophy.

## Riddle. Mystery. Enigma.

I appear in a rather excellent and fun episode of the ABC Radio National program Radiotonic.

## Why your calculator is a weapon

I gave a talk about the Defence Trade Cooperation Act, encryption, and number theory, as part of the Monash University LunchMaths seminar series, in August 2015. Slides are available.

## To mathematics champions

In November 2014, I spoke at the Victorian prize ceremony for the Australian Mathematics Competition.

## LunchMaths topology, Aug 2014

I gave an introductory talk on Topology, as part of the Monash University LunchMaths seminar series, in August 2014. Slides are available.