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Coming events:
21 September: IMO Lecture and Celebration
29 September: UK MOG
(see full calendar for more)

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(2 September 2015)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Alexander Betts’s report on the 2015 olympiad.

(7 August 2015)

An unofficial report on IMO 2015 from the student perspective, by UK team member Lawrence Hollom, is now available.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(29 July 2015)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2015.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(26 July 2015)

A report on IMO 2015 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(14 July 2015)

The IMO papers were sat on 10 and 11 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained four Silver and one Bronze medals and one Honourable Mention and a score of 109 out of 252, coming 22nd out of 104 participating countries. The medal boundaries were for 26 for Gold, 19 for Silver and 14 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 2 1 7 1 119Silver Medal
Lawrence Hollom 7 1 0 1 1 010Honourable Mention
Samuel Kittle 7 2 0 7 3 019Silver Medal
Warren Li 7 7 1 7 3 025Silver Medal
Neel Nanda 7 1 0 7 2 017Bronze Medal
Harvey Yau 7 2 1 7 2 019Silver Medal

The team leaves Chiang Mai on Thursday 16 July and arrives back in the UK on Friday 17 July. The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Royal Society on Monday 21 September, when Professor Adam McBride OBE will give the 38th annual IMO lecture, on “Mathematical Challenges”.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(11 July 2015)

The IMO 2015 papers were sat on 10 and 11 July in Chiang Mai; the problems are available. The problems were submitted by the Netherlands, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Albania and Australia respectively.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(7 July 2015)

The 8th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Putrajaya, was tied; the results for the two teams were as follows, with each team scoring a total of 84:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Joe Benton 77519
UNK2Lawrence Hollom 7209
UNK3Samuel Kittle 5005
UNK4Warren Li 37717
UNK5Neel Nanda 76720
UNK6Harvey Yau 77014
AUS1Alexander Gunning77721
AUS2Ilia Kucherov 70714
AUS3Seyoon Ragavan 77014
AUS4Yang Song 75012
AUS5Kevin Xian 36110
AUS6Jeremy Yip 67013

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(27 May 2015)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 23–27 May, the team of six for the IMO in Chiang Mai, Thailand has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Samuel KittleSimon Langton Boys’ Grammar School
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The two reserves are:

NameSchool
Liam Hughes (first reserve)Robert Smyth Academy
Harry MetrebianWinchester College

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 4–16 July.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(6–7 May 2015)

The United Kingdom and Ireland team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Athens, Greece have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10), coming 15th out of 21 participating (member and guest) countries. The medal cut-offs were 31 for gold, 24 for silver and 12 for bronze. The problems are available.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Luke Gardiner 310 0 0 13Bronze Medal
Alex Harris 1010 0 0 20Bronze Medal
Lawrence Hollom10 1 0 1 12Bronze Medal
Samuel Kittle 0 0 2 0 2
Kirsten Land 0 1 0 0 1
Philip Peters 1010 0 0 20Bronze Medal

(18 April 2015)

The UK team in the fourth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 12th out of 30 participating teams. The medal boundaries are 26 for gold, 20 for silver and 11 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Olivia Aaronson 1 0 6 7 7 0 21Silver Medal
Rosie Cates 1 3 0 1 6 0 11Bronze Medal
Kirsten Land 1 2 0 7 0 0 10Honourable Mention
Joanna Yass 7 2 0 1 1 0 11Bronze Medal

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.