Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds

I was never strong at maths, but I eventually got onto a university physics/astronomy course, and that led on to my Ph.D. and eventual employment.

Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp

I might not have been academically gifted - I was bad at maths, and science was a struggle - but I was good at English literature and became hooked on theatre.

Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp

At school, I had to work really hard to get a D in maths. And I wasn't slacking off; I actually did work quite hard.

Amy Childs
Amy Childs

I was always behind in class. There was people in my class who was amazing at art, amazing at maths, amazing at English, but I wasn't clever with anything, even though I tried my hardest.

Andris Nelsons
Andris Nelsons

The Soviet Union had only one party. You couldn't express yourself freely; you couldn't admit belief in God. And yet this terrible regime understood that human beings have to express themselves, through music, even at a bad level. All kids studied music automatically, just as they did maths or languages or sport.

Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria

I did my best, but football is not like maths: often, a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out.

Angela Rayner
Angela Rayner

I was pregnant when I left school, so I needed income support. I didn't even have functional skills, not even GSCEs in English and Maths, so I needed to go back to college.

Ashley Roberts
Ashley Roberts

Everyone should have a life coach. We learn history, maths, and science at school, but we don't have the tools to understand emotions: to release them and not hold on to anger.

Charlie Simpson
Charlie Simpson

I was fine with everything except Maths. I was terrible at Maths.

Chris Grayling
Chris Grayling

It is already tough to buy a house. But if we are bringing a population the size of Newcastle upon Tyne into the country every single year, if we cannot set limits on the number of people that come and work in Britain, then simple maths says it is going to be even more difficult to get on to the housing ladder.