LMS Summer Schools

LMS Undergraduate Summer School 2016

University of Kent, July 10-22, 2016

The aim of the School is to introduce modern mathematics to the best UK undergraduates who are not currently in their final year of study.  The Inaugural Summer School was held at Loughborough in 2015.

The School will be a combination of short lecture courses with problem solving sessions and colloquium style talks from leading mathematicians.

The timetable for the school is now available.

Speakers at the 2016 School are:


Gwyn Bellamy (Glasgow) - From Platonic solids to quivers 

Olga Maleva (Birmingham) - The Baire Category theorem and the Banach-Mazur game

Shaun Stevens (UEA) - Local-global principles in number theory

Paul Sutcliffe (Durham) - Topological solitons

John Talbot (UCL) - Extremal combinatorics

Sasha Veselov (Loughborough) - The many faces of polyhedra


Colloquium speakers:

Hannah Fry (UCL)

Ben Green (Oxford) - Number Theory

David Harel (Weizmann Institute)

Malwina Luczak (QMUL) - Long term and limiting behaviour of epidemics in large populations

John Pearson (Kent)

Yosef Rinott (Hebrew University Jerusalem) - On multiple testing and estimation 

Gwyneth Stallard (Open University)

Martina Balagovic (Newcastle)

Andrew Hodges (Oxford) - Spinor Geometry


The letter inviting departments to make nominations is available.

Some questions have been asked about students on 4-year programmes e.g. MMath.  To clarify, departments are very welcome to nominate students on such courses provided that the student is not currently in the final year i.e they will begin their final year in autumn 2016.

Scientific Committee: Andrew Hone, Frances Kirwan, FRS, Sergei Tabachnikov and Alexander Veselov 

2016 Local Organising Committee: Steffen Krusch, Bas Lemmens, Joe Watkins, Pavlos Xenitidis