Rob is closely involved with the world of maths. He has written (or co-written) seven maths books aimed at the general public, of which two have been world wide bestsellers. He is a Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of theatre-based lecture shows for teenagers. He gives numerous talks every year, for just about every audience: primary school children, teenagers, undergraduates, families, teachers, serial killers (no, just checking you’re still reading this). He was President of the Mathematical Association from 2007-8, and has worked with the Royal Institution, the UK Maths Trust and numerous other mathematical organisations. Rob was also a monthly puzzle setter for New Scientist magazine.
In 2016 he received the Zeeman medal for excellence in the promotion of maths. The medal is in honour of Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman, and is awarded jointly by the London Maths Society and the Institute of Maths and its Applications.