The next SWORDS meeting of the 2012-2013 programme is scheduled for Wednesday the 12th of December 2012. The meeting will be held at the Mathematics Institute, Cardiff University. The talk will commence at 5.45pm
in room M/0.40
(ground floor). This will be followed by a quiz and meal in Koko Gorillaz starting at 6.30pm. The meal will be a hot Christmas style buffet and a drink will be included. There will also be a pub quiz organised by Paul Harper.
There is a charge for the social of £5 for SWORDS members and £10 for others (partners are welcome). We need to know in advance who is coming so please let me know asap if you wish to attend.
Please contact Jonathan Thompson
Earlier this year the media reported extensively on the very long queues which were forming on a daily basis at immigration ports such as Heathrow, Stansted, and Calais. In some instances passengers claimed they had to wait for over three hours just to get their passport swiped on entry to UK. In the run-up to the Olympic Games, the Home Secretary and the Prime Minister each took a personal interest in attempts to deal with the deteriorating situation. They stated that the credibility of the UK, in its ability to successfully organise this major event, must not be compromised – the eyes of the world were on us! In their wisdom, the Home Office decided to seek help from the world of OR.