Category Archives: events

conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

A week in Florida

The week before last I was at the Deerfield Beach Resort in Florida, about halfway between Miami and Donald Trump’s place. My children could not believe it when I told them (I am not very good at holidays). Of course … Continue reading

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This is in a sense a follow-up to my earlier post here, describing how the 6-month programme at the Isaac Newton Institute had come to a premature end because of the covid pandemic. The time I spent in Cambridge then … Continue reading

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Student meetings

Lots of things have happened and not been noted, sorry. I will try to catch up a bit over the next few weeks. In the past few weeks I have spoken at two student-organised conferences. First, in July, was the … Continue reading

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BCC29 at Lancaster

Last week we celebrated the 29th British Combinatorial Conference in Lancaster, face to face. (As a side observation, this was by far the largest social gathering I have been at since the start of the pandemic; I found it both … Continue reading

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St Andrews Combinatorics Day

We are having a home-grown combinatorics day in St Andrews next Tuesday, 24 May. Here is the programme. Come along if you are nearby on the day. It will be in Lecture Theatre B in the Mathematical Institute. 11-11:30 Rosemary … Continue reading

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Peter Neumann memorial meeting

On Saturday, I was in Oxford for a memorial meeting for Peter Neumann, organised by Chris Hollings for the British Society for the History of Mathematics (of which Peter was a past president). It was a hybrid meeting, with half … Continue reading

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I was privileged to be able to attend, to give its full title, the 53rd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, in Boca Raton, Florida. Does any other conference in the area have such a long and … Continue reading

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Graphs on groups, 8

The dark clouds seem to have lifted a bit. Perhaps now, that the last rush of conferences for a while is over, life can return to something like normality … For me the most significant event was the last in … Continue reading

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Graphs on groups, 7

Nothing much to report, just a few connections. My long paper has appeared on-line ahead of publication in the International Journal of Group Theory. You can get a copy here (click on PDF). Next week, on Wednesday 12 May at … Continue reading

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Graphs on groups, 6

The Groups and Graphs seminar has been running well. I find that I feel close to many people in the seminar even though most likely we have not met face to face. So I feel concerned about the Covid wave … Continue reading

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