Tag Archives: Donald Preece

Donald Preece Memorial Day

On Thursday we held a memorial day for Donald Preece at Queen Mary. You can find a web page with the program and information here. This page will remain as a record for the time being. If you have anything … Continue reading

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Donald Preece Memorial Day

Registration for the Donald Preece Memorial Day closes on Monday August 17. Please to to this link to register.

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Donald’s design

In 1982, Donald Preece published a remarkable design (a “double Youden rectangle”) which he had recently constructed. The design is a layout of an ordinary pack of playing cards, with properties described below. I discussed this design before here. Donald … Continue reading

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Donald Preece memorial day: registration open

Registration for the memorial event for Donald Preece is now open, on this webpage. The cost is £20 for the meeting, with coffee, lunch and tea, and £40 for the reception and dinner. Information about the conference is here. You … Continue reading

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Donald Preece memorial day

Donald Preece Memorial Day On Thursday, 17 September, in the Fogg Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London, there will be a memorial day for Donald Preece, statistician, combinatorialist, and organist. Put the date in your diary, and bookmark … Continue reading

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Donald Preece: obituary and bibliography

Rosemary has written a long obituary of Donald, far too long for a journal to consider, but worth having on record (I think).

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Preece on doing research

In a paper entitled “Tight single-change covering designs — the inside story”, published in the Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, Donald Preece described how a piece of mathematical research actually gets done, forgotten, revived, extended, and … Continue reading

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