British Combinatorial Conferences

British Combinatorial Conferences are currently held every two years, and are run by the British Combinatorial Committee. This page provides information about each of the conferences.

You can also read an article by Norman Biggs on "British Combinatorics in Ancient Times (1969 - 1977)", reproduced from the 1997 British Combinatorial Bulletin.

(BCC1) University of Oxford, 7-10 July 1969
(BCC2) Royal Holloway College, London, 4-10 July 1971
(BCC3) University of Oxford, 3-7 July 1972
BCC(4) University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2-6 July 1973
BCC5 University of Aberdeen, 14-18 July 1975
BCC6 Royal Holloway College, London, 11-15 July 1977
BCC7 University of Cambridge, 13-17 August 1979
BCC8 University College, Swansea, 20-24 July 1981
BCC9 University of Southampton, 11-15 July 1983
BCC10 University of Glasgow, 22-26 July 1985
BCC11 Goldsmiths College, London, 13-17 July 1987
BCC12 University of East Anglia, Norwich, 3-7 July 1989
BCC13 University of Surrey, Guildford, 8-12 July 1991
BCC14 University of Keele, 5-9 July 1993
BCC15 University of Stirling, 3-7 July 1995
BCC16 Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, 7-11 July 1997
BCC17 University of Kent at Canterbury, 12-16 July 1999
BCC18 University of Sussex, Brighton, 2-6 July 2001
BCC19 University of Wales, Bangor, 30 June - 4 July 2003
BCC20 University of Durham, 11-15 July 2005 (organised jointly with the Open University)
BCC21 University of Reading, 9-13 July 2007
BCC22 University of St. Andrews, 6-10 July 2009
BCC23 University of Exeter, 4-8 July 2011
BCC24 Royal Holloway, University of London, 1-5 July 2013
BCC25 University of Warwick, 6-10 July 2015
BCC26 University of Strathclyde, 3-7 July 2017

Details


Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and its Applications
University of Oxford, 7-10 July 1969

75 participants.

List of talks

Proceedings:

Combinatorial Mathematics and its Applications. Edited by D. J. A. Welsh. Academic Press, London/New York, 1971. x+364 pp. ISBN-10: 0-12-743350-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-743350-9

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Royal Holloway College, London, 4-10 July 1971

17 participants.

List of talks

No proceedings published.

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Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics
University of Oxford, 3-7 July 1972

41 participants.

List of talks

Proceedings:

Combinatorics. Edited by D. J. A. Welsh and D. R. Woodall. The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Southend-on-Sea, 1972. x+363 pp. ISBN-10: 0-9501159-4-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-9501159-4-8

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British Combinatorial Conference
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2-6 July 1973

86 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Combinatorics. Edited by T. P. McDonough and V. C. Mavron. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 13. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1974. v+204 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-20454-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-20454-5

The talks by H. Lüneburg and C. St.J. A. Nash-Williams do not appear in this volume.

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: In same volume.

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5th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Aberdeen, 14-18 July 1975

117 participants.

Invited talks:

W. T. Tutte was unable to give his talk.

Published in: Proceedings of the Fifth British Combinatorial Conference. Edited by C. St.J. A. Nash-Williams and J. Sheehan. Congressus Numerantium, No. XV. Utilitas Mathematica Publishing, Inc., Winnipeg, Man., 1976. viii+96 pp. ISBN-10: 0-919628-15-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-919628-15-1

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: In same volume.

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6th British Combinatorial Conference
Royal Holloway College, London, 11-15 July 1977

209 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Combinatorial Surveys. Edited by Peter J. Cameron. Academic Press, London/New York, 1977. vii+226 pp. ISBN-10: 0-12-157150-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-157150-4

The talks by J. Conway and P. W. Kasteleyn do not appear in this volume.

List of contributed talks

No contributed papers volume.

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7th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Cambridge, 13-17 August 1979

159 participants.

Invited talks:

Vojtech Rödl was unable to attend.

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics. Edited by Béla Bollobás. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 38. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1979. vii+261 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-22846-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-22846-6

List of contributed talks

No contributed papers volume.

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8th British Combinatorial Conference
University College, Swansea, 20-24 July 1981

86 participants.

Invited talks:

John G. Thompson was unable to attend.

Published in: Combinatorics. Edited by H. N. V. Temperley. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 52. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981, reissued 2007. iii+190 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-28514-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-28514-8

List of contributed talks

No contributed papers volume.

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9th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Southampton, 11-15 July 1983

182 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics. Edited by E. Keith Lloyd. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 82. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1983. xi+256 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-27552-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-27552-1

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Ars Combinatoria 16A/16B (1983)

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10th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Glasgow, 22-26 July 1985

173 participants.

Invited talks:

H. J. Beker was unable to attend. His talk was delivered by E. V. Stansfield.

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1985. Edited by Ian Anderson. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 103. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985. vi+173 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-31524-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-31524-1

The talk by J. Tits does not appear in this volume.

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Ars Combinatoria 20 (1985)

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11th British Combinatorial Conference
Goldsmiths College, London, 13-17 July 1987

260 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1987. Edited by C. Whitehead. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 123. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1987. vii+226 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-34805-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-34805-8

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Ars Combinatoria 25 (1988)

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12th British Combinatorial Conference
University of East Anglia, Norwich, 3-7 July 1989

260 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1989. Edited by Johannes Siemons. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 141. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989. viii+217 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-37823-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-37823-9

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Ars Combinatoria 29 (1990)

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13th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Surrey, Guildford, 8-12 July 1991

201 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1991. Edited by A. D. Keedwell. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 166. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. vi+300 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-40766-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-40766-3

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 125 (1994)

Edited by D. R. Woodall.

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14th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Keele, 5-9 July 1993

208 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1993. Edited by Keith Walker. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 187. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993. vi+287 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-44857-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-44857-4

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 138 (1995)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, I. Anderson, J. W. P. Hirschfeld, J. Sheehan and A. G. Thomason.

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15th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Stirling, 3-7 July 1995

235 participants.

Invited talks:

Edward Spence was unable to attend. His talk was replaced by:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1995. Edited by Peter Rowlinson. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 218. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995. viii+231 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-49797-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-49797-8

The talk by Willem Haemers does not appear in this volume.

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 167/168 (1997)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, I. Anderson, J. W. P. Hirschfeld, J. Sheehan and C. A. Whitehead.

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16th British Combinatorial Conference
Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, 7-11 July 1997

320 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1997. Edited by R. A. Bailey. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 241. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997. xiv+338 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-59840-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-59840-8

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 197/198 (1999)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, I. Anderson, G. R. Brightwell, J. W. P. Hirschfeld, P. Rowlinson, J. Sheehan and D. H. Smith.

Conference website

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17th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Kent at Canterbury, 12-16 July 1999

260 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 1999. Edited by J. D. Lamb and D. A. Preece. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 267. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. x+298 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-65376-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-65376-3

Special Lecture

Public Lecture

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 231 (2001)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, R. A. Bailey, K. J. Edwards, T. S. Griggs, E. K. Lloyd and C. J. H. McDiarmid.

Conference website (from the Internet Archive)

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18th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Sussex, Brighton, 2-6 July 2001

222 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics, 2001. Edited by J. W. P. Hirschfeld. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 288. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. x+301 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-00270-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-00270-7

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 266 (2003)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, D. Bedford, A. R. Camina, K. J. Edwards, T. S. Griggs, and A. G. Thomason.

Conference website (from the Internet Archive)

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19th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Wales, Bangor, 30 June - 4 July 2003

190 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2003. Edited by C. D. Wensley. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 307. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003. vii+370 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-54012-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-54012-4

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 293 (2005)

Edited by D. R. Woodall, F. K. Bell, K. J. Edwards, T. S. Griggs, and S. Perkins.

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20th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Durham, 11-15 July 2005
Organised jointly with the Open University

240 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2005. Edited by B. S. Webb. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 327. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005. vii+258 pp. ISBN-10: 0-521-61523-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-521-61523-5

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 308, Issues 5-6 (2008)

Edited by F. K. Bell, K. J. Edwards, T. S. Griggs, J. van den Heuvel, S. Perkins, and B. S. Webb.

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21st British Combinatorial Conference
University of Reading, 9-13 July 2007

224 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2007. Edited by A. J. W. Hilton and J. Talbot. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 346. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007. vii+286 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-521-69823-8

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 310, Issue 2 (2010)

Edited by K. J. Edwards, T. S. Griggs, J. van den Heuvel, S. Perkins, B. S. Webb and V. Zverovich.

Conference website

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22nd British Combinatorial Conference
University of St. Andrews, 6-10 July 2009

260 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2009. Edited by S. Huczynska, J. D. Mitchell and C. M. Roney-Dougal. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 365. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009. vii+327 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-521-74173-6

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 311, Issue 13 (2011)

Edited by K. J. Edwards, J. van den Heuvel, S. Perkins, J. Talbot, B. S. Webb and V. Zverovich.

Conference website (from the Internet Archive).

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23rd British Combinatorial Conference
University of Exeter, 4-8 July 2011

158 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2011. Edited by Robin Chapman. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 392. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011. vii+437 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1-107-60109-3

List of contributed talks

Contributed papers: Discrete Mathematics 313, Issue 11 (2013)

Edited by K. J. Edwards, J. van den Heuvel, S. Perkins, B. S. Webb and V. Zverovich.

Conference website is no longer available.

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24th British Combinatorial Conference
Royal Holloway, University of London, 1-5 July 2013

150 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2013. Edited by Simon Blackburn, Stefanie Gerke and Mark Wildon. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 409. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2013. vii+384 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1-107-65195-1

List of contributed talks

No contributed papers volume.

Conference website.

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25th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Warwick, 6-10 July 2015

168 participants.

Invited talks:

Published in: Surveys in Combinatorics 2015. Edited by Artur Czumaj, Agelos Georgakopoulos, Daniel Král', Vadim Lozin and Oleg Pikhurko. London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series, 424. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015. vii+324 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1-107-46250-2

List of contributed talks

No contributed papers volume.

Conference website.

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26th British Combinatorial Conference
University of Strathclyde, 3-7 July 2017

Information about the 26th BCC in July 2017 can be obtained from the conference website.

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Note that the lists of contributed talks are only approximations to the truth; they were compiled from the books of abstracts and whatever other information was available.

Please email me if you know of any errors in this list.

I would like to thank all those who provided information for this list.

Keith Edwards
Updated 3 November 2015