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

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(7 August 2014)

A report on IMO 2014 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

(23 July 2014)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2014.

(11 July 2014)

The IMO papers were sat on 8 and 9 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained four Silver and two Bronze medals and a score of 142 out of 252, coming 20th out of 101 participating countries. The medal boundaries were for 29 for Gold, 22 for Silver and 16 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 5 1 7 4 024Silver Medal
Gabriel Gendler 7 6 0 7 2 022Silver Medal
Frank Han 7 4 0 7 2 020Bronze Medal
Freddie Illingworth 5 7 0 7 2 021Bronze Medal
Warren Li 7 7 0 7 7 028Silver Medal
Harvey Yau 7 6 0 7 7 027Silver Medal

The team leaves Cape Town on Sunday 13 July and arrives back in the UK on Monday 14 July. The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Royal Society on Thursday 25 September, when Professor Bernard Silverman FRS will give the 37th annual IMO lecture, on “Mathematics and Science in the Home Office”.

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

(11 July 2014)

The 60th International Mathematical Olympiad will be held in the UK in July 2019.

(9 July 2014)

The IMO 2014 papers were sat on 8 and 9 July in Cape Town; the problems (day 1, day 2) are available. The problems were submitted by Austria, Croatia, Iran, Georgia, Luxembourg and Austria / USA respectively.

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

(5 July 2014)

The UK has won the seventh Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Cape Town; the results for the two teams were as follows, with the UK scoring a total of 59 and Australia scoring a total of 50:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Joe Benton 77014
UNK2Gabriel Gendler 7018
UNK3Frank Han 5005
UNK4Freddie Illingworth7209
UNK5Warren Li 77014
UNK6Harvey Yau 2709
AUS1Alexander Gunning 77721
AUS2Seyoon Ragavan 7007
AUS3Mel Shu 7018
AUS4Yang Song 7007
AUS5Praveen Wijerathna 0000
AUS6Damon Zhong 7007

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

(4 June 2014)

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Hannah Roberts’s report on the 2014 olympiad.

(28 May 2014)

After the training camp held at Oundle School, 24–28 May, the team of six for the IMO in Cape Town, South Africa has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Gabriel GendlerQueen Elizabeth’s School
Frank HanDulwich College
Freddie IllingworthMagdalen College School
Warren LiFulford School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The four reserves are:

NameSchool
Liam HughesRobert Smyth Academy
Andrew Kenyon-RobertsAberdeen Grammar School
Neel Nanda (first reserve)Latymer School
Linden RalphHills Road VI Form College

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of Worcester College, Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–13 July.

(21 May 2014)

An unofficial report on the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad 2014 from the student perspective, by the UK team, is now available.

(7 May 2014)

Following his performance at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, Linden Ralph has been added to the squad from which the team for the IMO in Cape Town, South Africa will be selected. The squad of ten, from which a team of six and four reserves will be selected, now is:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Gabriel GendlerQueen Elizabeth’s School
Frank HanDulwich College
Liam HughesRobert Smyth Academy
Freddie IllingworthMagdalen College School
Andrew Kenyon-RobertsAberdeen Grammar School
Warren LiFulford School
Neel NandaLatymer School
Linden RalphHills Road VI Form College
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of Worcester College, Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–13 July. The final team will be selected at the Oundle training camp held 24–28 May.

(5 May 2014)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Pleven, Bulgaria have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10), coming 10th out of 20 participating (member and guest) countries. The medal cut-offs were 40 for gold, 33 for silver and 19 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Joe Benton 10 21010 32Bronze Medal
Liam Hughes 010 0 0 10Honourable Mention
Neel Nanda 010 0 3 13Honourable Mention
Linden Ralph 101010 4 34Silver Medal
Kasia Warburton 010 0 4 14Honourable Mention
Harvey Yau 1010 010 30Bronze Medal

(4 May 2014)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad paper was sat today. The problems were proposed by the UK (David Monk), Romania, Greece and the UK (Sahl Khan) respectively.

(25 April 2014)

An unofficial report on the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad 2014 from the student perspective, by the UK team, is now available.

(14 April 2014)

The UK team in the third European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 8th out of 29 participating teams. The medal boundaries are 24 for gold, 16 for silver and 7 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Olivia Aaronson 0 0 0 2 2 0 4
Katya Richards 6 0 0 7 7 0 20Silver Medal
Eloise Thuey 2 2 0 1 0 1 6
Kasia Warburton 6 0 2 7 3 0 18Silver Medal