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conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

The end of the conference

The last day of the conference was over. Here are a couple of closing remarks. We have certainly heard an amazing collection of talks over the last week! I didn’t yet mention the other short course, given by Simeon Ball … Continue reading

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Green on derangements

I have to mention Ben Green again. Yesterday he gave a lovely colloquium talk on a problem I had cracked my head against some years ago without much success. As usual with derangements, the story begins with a classical result: … Continue reading

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More graphs

John Bamberg is reporting on New Directions in Combinatorics on SymOmega (his report on Day 1 is here), so I will not even attempt to be comprehensive, but will just pick some plums. Not very long ago, I reported the … Continue reading

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London Combinatorics Colloquia 2016

The tenth London Combinatorics Colloquia took place over the last two days. (As was pointed out, this is not the same as the tenth anniversary!) A dozen really excellent talks, and I cannot do justice to them all, so I … Continue reading

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How the light gets in, 2016

It is nearly the time of year for this wonderful festival in Hay-on-Wye. Two years ago I gave a short course on The Infinite Quest. This year I am doing another, on Secret codes, at 13:30 on Friday 3 June. … Continue reading

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Hirst prize and lecture

Yesterday the London Mathematical Society held a meeting in St Andrews to celebrate the award of the inaugural Hirst Prize to my colleagues John O’Connor and Edmund Robertson. The prize is named after Thomas A. Hirst, 5th president of the … Continue reading

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Conference for Colin McDiarmid

In Oxford at the weekend, on a rather flying visit from St Andrews, for a conference to mark Colin McDiarmid’s retirement. Colin was a student of Dominic Welsh, a tutor at Corpus Christi (the college next door to Merton), and … Continue reading

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