This week, we catch up with Dr Brendan Enright, Head of Maths.
What is your role at College?
I'm Head of Mathematics, tutor in Christowe and involved with hockey, golf, and the Maths Society.
What did you do before you came to College?
I completed a degree and PhD in Mathematics at the University of Hull. During this time, I taught some undergraduate courses and realised that teaching was for me. I also had some interesting student jobs including packing lard at Hull Docks. Teaching at College was my first proper job.
If you hadn’t become a teacher, what would you have done instead?
Not sure to tell the truth, maybe something to do with computers, maybe programming? Alexei Sayle lookalike?
What is your favourite thing about College life?
I am going to follow suit with many previous respondents and say the staff and pupils. In particular, I count myself very lucky to work with the people I do within the Mathematics Department.
What are you reading at the moment?
17 Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart. I would recommend any of his books: they contain some excellent Mathematics and also often offer some interesting historical settings. Also, Them and Us by Will Hutton.
Other than your own, what was your favourite subject at school?
Are there other subjects? Predictably, Physics. Although I did also enjoy GCSE English Literature.
If you could be Prime Minister for the day, what is the first thing that you would do?
Pass a law to stop people becoming Prime Minister for the day.