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Maybe its just me, but I found this recent story fascinating.  A maths problem which has eluded scholars for 156 years has reportedly been solved by a Nigerian professor. Dr Opeyemi Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University in the city of Oye Ekiti, could be picking up a $1million (£657,000) prize if his formula is correct.
Enoch believes he has found a solution to the Riemann Hypothesis – a mathematical problem first proposed by German mathematician Bernhard Riemann in 1859.

This is a very challenging hypothesis on the distribution of prime numbers - one of the most intriguing  fields in mathematics.  I'm no mathematician, but prime numbers have always fascinated me because they are easy to understand, but so rich a field of study.
Unfortunately, since that was reported, it seems he hasn't - http://qz.com/552327/the-nigerian-mathematics-genius-who-fooled-the-british-media/
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Unfortunately, since that was reported, it seems he hasn't - http://qz.com/552327/the-nigerian-mathematics-genius-who-fooled-the-british-media/
  Thanks Aileen. Ah well - perhaps the work he has done will help advance the cause!
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Anyone following the debate on an English national anthem?  Looks like a three way fight between God Save the Queen, Land of Hope and Glory, and Jerusalem , with Swing Low sweet chariot trailing somewhat.  Quite a mixture of sentiment in there.  I know which one I would go for by a country mile.
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Jerusalem is the one I've thought should be England's anthem for a very long time!
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Jerusalem is the one I've thought should be England's anthem for a very long time!
Indeed. I'm quite envious of it actually as a national anthem. We don't have anything in Scotland that matches its sentiment. Even A man's a man for aa that, brilliant though it is, falls foul of half the human race!
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Jerusalem is the one I've thought should be England's anthem for a very long time!
Love that song.
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Anyone following the debate on an English national anthem?  Looks like a three way fight between God Save the Queen, Land of Hope and Glory, and Jerusalem , with Swing Low sweet chariot trailing somewhat.  Quite a mixture of sentiment in there.  I know which one I would go for by a country mile.
Jerusalem because it actually mentions the country - not the Queen who, after all is Queen of GB and N Ireland and so isn't exclusive to England.
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Land of Hope and Glory is by far the most stirring, I think.
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Land of Hope and Glory is by far the most stirring, I think.
the words are completely inappropriate though the tune is excellent
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Or they could have 'They're always be an England', famously sung by Vera Lynn shortly after Britain declared war on Germany.  However if they removed the bit about red, white a blue, it would be OK.
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Or they could have 'They're always be an England', famously sung by Vera Lynn shortly after Britain declared war on Germany.  However if they removed the bit about red, white a blue, it would be OK.
 My mother claims they used to sing  "There'll always be an England, as long as Scotland's there" when she was at school. Or the song of the Gordon Highlanders -  "When the king wants some sodgers to fecht wi his foes, it's no tae the roast beef of England he goes. But away tae the north  for the brave and the daring, the lads that are fed upon tatties and herrin".  I suppose nowadays that would be fish and chips!
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  My mother claims they used to sing  "There'll always be an England, as long as Scotland's there" when she was at school. Or the song of the Gordon Highlanders -  "When the king wants some sodgers to fecht wi his foes, it's no tae the roast beef of England he goes. But away tae the north  for the brave and the daring, the lads that are fed upon tatties and herrin".  I suppose nowadays that would be fish and chips!
lol  I remember the first song which was sung with much glee and which ends like this -

There'll always be an England
And England shall be free
As long as Scottish brains and brawn
Will guide her destiny

And now I'd better shut up before I'm accused of racism!  We're just joking, folks.  Honest!!
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lol  I remember the first song which was sung with much glee and which ends like this -

There'll always be an England
And England shall be free
As long as Scottish brains and brawn
Will guide her destiny

And now I'd better shut up before I'm accused of racism!  We're just joking, folks.  Honest!!
   Thanks very much for that Aileen - I never heard the full version. And yes of course it's all in fun.
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