China has won the International Mathematics Olympiad eleven times – nine more than any other country. Is this due to their education system, or might there be a more fundamental reason?

It’s now been a week since I started at Supertext. Being the new kid on the block can be daunting, especially given the language barrier. But despite my rudimentary German, at-times baffling Scots-English, and non-existent Schweizer-Deutsch, I’ve been made to feel fantastically welcome.