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MathsJam IV - A Mu Hope ...

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Here is all the information I think you need. If there's anything missing or wrong, email me. There is much repetition here because I don't have time to make it tidier, and to do so would run the risk of losing information. If there's something you can't find, read it again, then email me.

NEW - 2013/11/01 21:55

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute, here is a list of talk titles and abstracts:

And here is the propsed running order (subject to change):

Added: 2013/10/31 13:45

There is no dress code for dinner, and I expect many people won't change. It is not a formal sit-down meal this year - to keep costs down it is a meal in the venue restaurant/cafeteria. After the event we'd welcome feedback about this.

There is after-dinner "entertainment"!


As always, check your room status:

Make sure:

If you want a room Friday night or Sunday night, phone the venue: 01785 762900 - Quote "MathsJam" - it should be 60

For ride share and room share:

Or coordinate via Twitter:


The closest station, and the one for which delegates will run a shuttle service, is Stone (Staffs). There are taxis available at either Stafford or Stoke-on-Trent. If you're coming to Stone and want a lift, let us know if you will be outside the window 11:00 to 13:00. Lunch is at 13:00, we start at 14:00. If you arrive after 13:00 we need to know. In emergency, phone 07980 57 22 96.


No supplies will be provided! Bring your own pads, pens, scissors, sellotape, post-it notes, etc. There will be spares, but we will not be providing these.


List of talks:

Offer a talk:

A schedule will be available on Saturday morning at the venue, so you could be on at any time! This is simply because I'm not organised enough to do it in advance, and offers of talks are still coming in.


Don't forget the MathsJam Bake-off!


General information:

Quick links


It's time to submit your talks!

As always, all slots are 5 minutes only. In that time you don't have time to teach us anything, but you do have time to show us something cool. You can submit your request for a talk slot here:

You can change your mind later if you want to, and you can submit more than one talk offer. Slots will be assigned closer to the time.

Here are the talks offered so far ...

Rooms before and after

Rooms are available at the venue on the Friday and Sunday nights. Call them and book it, quoting "MathsJam", and you should get bed and breakfast for 60. (I think that's the single rate for one night - I didn't think to check the double rate. Sorry). Yarnfield Park is easy to find on the web, but I think the phone number is 01785 762900. You might ask about their rate before quoting the MathsJam reference, just to make sure you really do get a better price! (I have a nasty suspicious mind, I know).

Bake off!

This year we are having a MathsJam Bake-off!

As an experiment, and in the interests of broadening the range of things going on at MathsJam, this year we're trying out a maths baking competition, to test your baking skills. There'll be a cake contest, judged by the MathsJam committee, and anyone attending the conference is welcome to enter. Entry to the competition is free (well, more strictly, it'll cost you approximately one cake). The rules are:

Any cake not required for judging purposes will be distributed among the MathsJam conference attendees. If you'd like to enter, please inform Katie who'll be coordinating the entries, by sending

IMA Manchester Festival

Here's a note I've been passed by the organisers of the IMA Manchester Festival:

Dear Maths Jammer ...

As part of the celebrations of its 50th anniversary in 2014, the IMA in collaboration with the University of Manchester is organising a 'Festival of Mathematics and its Applications'. It will take place in the Turing Building, University of Manchester, with the main activities on 3--4th July 2014, with a set up period reception and 'private viewing' on the 2nd July.

The Festival of Mathematics and its Applications is meant to be a forward looking exhibition showing the achievements and potential of mathematics and mathematicians. There will be a mix of activities, exhibitions, public talks, seminars, discussions and receptions, which should appeal to a wide audience ranging from secondary school students, academic mathematicians and the general public.

We would be very pleased if you would consider coming and bringing an exhibition to the festival. We will be able to provide you with floor space on the ground floor of the Turing Building, together with tables, display boards and electrical power.

There will be no charge for exhibitors to come but we are keen to encourage offers of sponsorship. Unfortunately we are not able to offer expenses at this stage.

If this appeals to you, please could you let us have a short proposal for consideration telling us what sort of exhibition you could provide on or before 8th November. As space is limited we may not be able to take all exhibitors, and thus we will be looking for proposals that would lead to exciting and interactive mathematical exhibitions.

Best regards on behalf of the organising committee

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