Fortieth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Exeter: 12 - 14 April 1988     

The enrolment was 248.    The chairman was P Vamos and the secretary was D K Oates.

Minutes of meetings, etc. are available by clicking on a link below

General Meeting Minutes for 1988

Committee Meeting Minutes for 1988

Memo from Woodall to BMC committee

Letter from the EMS to Woodall

Memo from Woodall

Speech by Grant Walker

BMC Press release 1988

The plenary speakers were:

Lovasz, L Lattice points in convex bodies
Shelah, S Van der Waerden numbers
Singer, I M Geometry and string theory

The morning speakers were:

Brown, K A The zero divisor problem for group rings
Carne, T KMöbius transformations and the Schwarzian derivative
Davis, M H A Stochastic analysis and applications to optimisation and control
Gray, J J Recent progress in the history of mathematics
Hill, R Optimal error-correcting codes
Morton, H R Knots and algebras
O'Carroll, L A uniform Artin-Rees theorem and Zariski's main lemma on holomorphic functions
Praeger, C E Subgroups of finite symmetric groups
Pride, S J Some geometric tools of combinatorial group theory
Rogers, L C G In no time at all: a review of Brownian local time
Sleeman, B D The complex nature of biology and Hamiltonian dynamics
Sparrow, C T Chaotic differential equations
Thomason, A G Some applications of analysis, algebra and number theory in complexity theory
Vaughan, R CRecent progress in additive number theory
Zeeman, E CDiscussion on "Funding mathematics"