A handful of mathematicians – there is perhaps no better collective noun – have each won a prize worth $ 3m (£1.7m) for their contributions to the esoteric world of numbers, thanks to a group of internet billionaires, including Marc Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Yuri Milner, who gave up physics for the more lucrative field of tech start-ups.
The majority of international students studying in the UK feel unwelcome in the country with a significant number saying they would not recommend to their friends that they come here to attend university, says a survey published on Monday.
Thirteen-year-old Isaac Noble is learning Japanese so he can speak to his mother in her native tongue.
Rock music has often been cited as a bad influence on the young. Yet a relationship that started with Led Zeppelin’s reunion has culminated in a programme to bring the finest humanities students from around the world to a Georgian house in Oxford where they will set about expanding “the sum of human knowledge”.