MathsJam 2020 is over!

Enormous thanks and kudos to everyone
who helped make it happen.

This site is still undergoing
revision to recover from the
rather rushed changes needed
for the virtual event. Your
patience is appreciated.



International payments ...

International payments are a complete pain: expensive, and inconvenient. Options so far are:

  • Standard international bank transfer
    • This can be expensive with bank fees and non-competitive exchange rates
  • TransferWise
  • Revolut:
  • We do not accept PayPal
  • We are looking to implement Credit Card payments via Stripe
    • This is under investigation, updates will follow as they happen.
Currently we recommend, if possible, using TransferWise.

Welcome!

The MathsJam Annual Gathering has been honoured in the past to welcome international visitors from several countries. We like to try to make things as easy as possible, but we are limited as to the support we can offer.

Here is some information. If you are (or might be) an international visitor and you have any concerns or alternative suggestions concerning anything, please send mailto:mathsjam@solipsys.co.uk - we would be happy to hear from you.


Since international visitors will be attending remotely this year, travel and visas are non-issues.

Whilst not all international attendees speak languages other than English, and some people living in the UK do speak languages other than English, this is probably as good a place as any to mention that we are accepting talk proposals in languages other than English this year. They will be not be among the 50-ish main talks and will not clash with them. Be aware that you might be offering a talk in a language only you speak. We have no objection to this.

You may submit a non-English talk proposal as well as an English talk proposal. For the moment the way to submit non-English talk proposals is to edit the live document:

Travel

Most of our international visitors will be travelling by air, and so that page has information about airports and onward travel. You can also find out more about travelling by train, and about train tickets, always an adventure in the UK.

Visas

Regarding visas - we can offer no advice. Requirements vary from country to country and change constantly. We can't research all the options - that's up to you. We can provide documentation stating that the event is happening, but we can't sponsor you, or otherwise give any guarantees.

We believe that you can visit the UK on a visitor visa and then simply attend the gathering, but you'll have to confirm this for yourself.

Brexit

We don't know if or when Brexit will really happen, or what consequences it will have for EU citizens by the date of the Gathering. It might be wise for EU citizens to get passports instead of relying on identity cards being acceptable. It does now seem extremely unlikely that Brexit can possibly happen before the Gathering, but it still seems prudent to use passports.

English

There are some thoughts on providing Language Assistance for anyone who is a little worried about their ability in English. Click that link to find out more.

References

Here are some links to the UK Government's pages on visas:


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