Welcome to the Website of the British Combinatorial Bulletin.
The British Combinatorial Bulletin is produced under the auspices of the British Combinatorial Committee (BCC) and funded by them. Current membership of the Committee is
Peter Cameron (Chair), James Hirschfleld (Secretary), Keith Edwards (Treasurer),
Simon Blackburn, Julia Böttcher, David Conlon, Robert Johnson, Kitty Meeks, Richard Mycroft, David Penman (Bulletin Editor) and Andrew Treglown (BCC2019 main Local Organise).
As many of you will be aware, the BCC has recently acquired a new webiste and the
The Bulletin provides details of activities in combinatorial mathematics taking place in Britain in the previous year. The most recent Bulletin appears below in pdf format, and can be downloaded by anyone interested. Previous Bulletins are also available, and hard copies are kept in the Committee’s archive and may be obtained from the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to become a representative for an institution which does not currently have one, please contact the editor. You may also download British Combinatorial Newsletters from here.
The Bulletin Editor also runs a mailing list, to be used only for advertising
conferences, workshops, meetings and research-student or above level courses to the British combinatorial community. If you wish to join this list, please email the Editor (see above) and if, as will normally be the case, the Editor is satisfied as to an applicant’s status, they will be added. Any person may also withdraw from the list at any time by emailing the Editor.
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2018 British Combinatorial Bulletin
The April 2018 Bulletin appears here in pdf format. You can view or retrieve it either as a single file,
or (if your computer finds large files cumbersome) in four parts: front matter, List A, List B,
List C. Please note that these
versions of Lists A, B and C are not updated in September each year: the ones which are updated in September are below.
Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this arrangement. Note that the single file is the definitive version.
Note: following a number of requests and one complaint, we have removed email
addresses from all archived copies of List A available from this website.
For earlier Bulletins, click here.
Maintained Lists A and B (i.e. versions updated in both September and April each year.)
List A: a list of combinatorial mathematicians active in UK institutions.
List B: a list of institutions where combinatorial research is being carried out
These are the most recent versions of the lists, which are normally updates in April and September each year. (Last update April 2018) What appears in the Bulletin each year is the snapshot of the lists in April. Note that List C is not updated in Autumn each year.
We hope to keep the lists as accurate and up to date as possible: if you see errors or omissions in the lists, please email them to the Editor (email details as above). Similarly if you or your institution wish to be added to the Bulletin, please email the Editor.
British Combinatorial Newsletter
The British combinatorial newsletter is produced twice annually in the autumn and spring and are available here. The most recent newsletter was in April 2018.
The British Combinatorial Committee organises the biennial British Combinatorial Conference. The next conference is scheduled to take place in Birmingham in 2019 from 29 July to 2 August The main speakers will be: Penny Haxell (Waterloo), Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv), Dan Král’ (Warwick),
Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research and University of Washington),
Iain Moffatt (RHUL), Hendrik van Maldeghem (Ghent),
Igor Pak (UCLA),
Daniel Paulusma (Durham) and Gábor Tardos (Simon Fraser and Rényi Institute). More details will be announced in due course. The website is as below: please note that this is rather sparse at present, but more details will be added in due course.
The most recent conference (the 26th) took
place at the University of Strathclyde from 3-7 July 2017, with Sergey Kitaev as Local Organiser and wth involvement from the University of Glasgow as well. The website:
http://combinatorics.cis.strath.ac.uk/bcc2017/ contains details.
For the archive of past BCCs see
Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference:
The next PCC will
take place at LSE from 4-6 June 2018. The website is
with invited speakers Daniela Kühn (Birmingham),. Maura
Paterson (Birkbeck) and Will Perkins (Birmingham) and those wishing to go
should register by 30 April.
Other regular meetings in Combinatorics, supported by the Committee, are held
The most recent “Old Codgers’ Meeting” at Reading
took place on Wednesday 1 November 2017. Speakeres
Lars Andersen (Aalborg),
Bill Jackson (QMUL), Curt Lindner (Auburn), Peter Keevash (Oxford),
Johannes Siemons (UEA) and Andrew Thomason (Cambridge).
More details of the next meeting will be announced in due course.
Open University: The most recent OU meeting took place on
January 2016. Owing to the two
meetings at Royal Holloway and Durham in January 2017, there was no OU meeting
in January 2017. Any annnouncement of any future evemts will be made in due ouurse.
Scottish Combinatorics meeting:
The most recent took place on Thursday 26 April and
Friday 27 April 2018 at
Edinburgh. Details of any future meetings will appear in due course.
London: The next two linked colloquia at QMUL and LSE
were on Wednesday 9 May
and Thursday 10 May 2018.
details, including a list of speakers for the two days, are available at
Oxford: The next meeting is on
23 May 2018
programmes is available at
Speakers are Benny Sudakiov (Zürich), Bruce Reed (McGill), Daniela
Kühn (Birmingham), David Wood (Monsh) and Paul Seymour
(Pinrceton). It is again hoped that there will be a similar meeting this yaer.
Some other forthcoming events of interest include the following:
Two Days of Algorithms and Computational Complexity in
London, at QMUl, 16-17 July 2018. The first day
(Monday 16th) is a celebration of Martin Dyer and speakers are Jin Yi-Cai
(Madison), Alan Frieze (CMU), Catherine Greenhill (New South Wales), Rvai Kannan
(MIcrosoft Research, India), Colin McDiarmid (Oxford), Haiko Müller
(Leeds), Leen Stougie (CWI Amsterdam) and Eric Vigoda (Georgia Tech). On
Tuesday 17th we have Miriam Backens (Oxford), Holger Dell (Saarlandes), JOhn
Fearnley (Liverpool), Andreas Galanis (Oxford), Heng Guo (Edinburgh), Viresh
Patel (Amsterdam) and László Végh (LSE). Website is
www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~mj/DyerQMAD/. Registration is required but free, see
This meeting will take place at Manchester from
10-13 September 2018. The web page is
and this includes
the list of speakers and how to register.
Derby Meeting on Theoretical and Computational
This will take place on Friday 14
and Saturday 15 September 2018.
This is a follow-up to the meeting in
Spring 2016 at Derby. More details will be announced in due course.
The website is
Note closing date for abstract submission of 1 June 2018.
groups to model theory: a workshop inspired by the interests of Dugald
This will take place to mark Dugald’s 60th birthday at ICMS in
Edinburgh from 17-20 September 2018.
The website is
and contains a
partial list of invited speakers.
More details on registration etc. will be announced there in due course.
Structure and Randomness in Hypergraphs.
Heilbronn Focused Research Workshop will take place at LSE from
17-21 December 2018. Organisers are Peter Allen,
Böttcher and Jozef Skokan.
There is a
Some other events which have attracted support from the committee in the last
few years include:
a Workshop on Extremal Combinatorics in Birmingham from 15-16
September 2008 organised by Demetres Christofides, Nikolaos Fountoulakis,
Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus:
a meeting on Algebra, Combinatorics and Dynamics in Belfast from 17-21 August
2009, organised by Natalia Iyudu
the DIMAP Workshop on Extremal and Probabilistic
Combinatorics in Petersfield, Hants from 18-25 July 2010, organised by Jan
and Diana Piguet:
the Franco-British workshop on
Analytic Combinatorics at Oxford from
5-7 September 2012 organised by Julien David (Paris 13), Jéremie
Lumbroso (Paris 6) and Kerstin Weller (Oxford).
the workshop on Geometric and Topological Graph Theory at Bristol from 15-19
April 2013, website
the meeting “Combinatorics, Algebra and More” at Queen Mary University
of London (QMUL) in celebration of Peter Cameron’s contributions to mathematics,
SIGMAP (Symmetries In Graphs, Maps And Polytopes) Workshop at West Malvern, UK,
7-11 July 2014 – see
Donald Preece Memorial Day.
This took place at QMUL on 17
The website is
IMA workshop on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics
which took place at Derby from 22-23 March 2016 (a simlar meeitng will take
workshop on Interactions with Combinatorics at Birmingham on
30th June 2017.
The website is
the workshop on Random Graphs and Random Processes at KCL.
which took place on 17 April 2018. Speakers were
(Università Roma Tre), Artur Czumaj (Warwick), Alan Frieze (CMU). Annika Heckel
( Oxford), Guillem Perarnau (Birmingham) and Tim Rogers ( Bath).
This set of links is under development: we hope to add some more before too
long. Maintenace of these links will be in the (closed) interval minimal to
non-existent: caveat emptor.
1. British Combinatorial Committee related links.
British Combinatorial Conmittee Homepage
Past British Combinatorial Conferences
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCCs 12-18
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCC 19
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCC 22
2. Forthcoming conferences.
BCC list of forthcoming combinatorial conferences
Doug West’s list of forthcoming combinatorial conferences
Jan van den Heuvel’s list of forthcoming combinatorial conferences
3. Information on combinatorics in general.
World Combinatorics Exchange (also Electronic Journal of Combinatorics):
Includes “Dynamic Surveys” and links to combinatorial databases (e.g. those of
McKay and Royle).
Graph Theory White Pages by Daniel Sanders::
Includes various links.
5. Reviews of Mathematical Papers.
American Mathematical Society:
Includes access to MathReviews (subscription requires) and to MR Lookup.
Gives access to Zentralblatt reviews.
6. Some General (Purish) Mathematical Links
London Mathematical Society
Isaac Newton Institute
European Mathematical Society
American Mathematical Society
Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Societé Mathematique de France
Australian Mathematical Society
7. Some UK Combinatorial Seminars
is a list of webpages for Combinatorics Seminar series at various places in the
UK. We only list seminars which are predominantly or exclusively combinatorics
(broadly interpreted): general Pure Maths seminars (or general Mathematics
seminars) are not included. The list almost certainly contains omissions: please
draw these to the Editor’s attention by emailing
email@example.com. Maintenance of the links here will be minimal: use is, so to speak, at your own risk.
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/seminars/ for DIMAP
for combinatorics seminar.
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