Tony Nixon, Fiona Nixon
The minutes were confirmed with no matters arising.
A full report will be on the agenda for the September meeting. The Committee agreed that the meeting had gone very well, with excellent plenary and morning speakers, and well attended workshops.
The final number attending the BMC was not yet known but was thought to be around 175. Funding had been received from the LMS, the Heilbronn Institute and Foundation Compositio Mathematica.
The arrangements for the displays by publishers (often a problem in previous years) seemed to be very satisfactory.
Plenary lectures will be given by
Michel Broué (Université Paris Diderot, France; Representation theory), Nicolas Monod (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland; Ergodic theory and geometric group theory) and Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA; Probability).
There will be a public lecture by Timothy Gowers (Cambridge).
Morning speakers confirmed so far are
Michael Wemyss (Glasgow), Piotr Koszmider (IMPAN, Poland), Stefanie Petermichl (Toulouse), Simone Severini (UCL), and Goulnara Arzhantseva (Vienna).
There will be workshops on
Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, Probability, Combinatorics and Mathematics Education.
The Committee welcomed the plans to have the BMC/BAMC in Glasgow in 2020.
There was a short discussion of potential locations for BMC 2021 and the chair will approach one possible location before the Autumn meeting.
YRM (Young Researchers in Mathematics) 2018 will be in Southampton, 23-26 July 2018. BCTCS (British Colloquium in Theoretical Computer Science) 2018 was 26-28 March 2018.
(at De Morgan House, Autumn 2018)
6 September 2018