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YoungOR 18

9 - 11 APRIL 2013


Peter Chalk Centre,
University of Exeter,
EX4 4QD, UK.


Keynote Papers

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Conference Announcement

YoungOR 18 is the conference for those whose Operational Research (O.R.) careers are less than ten years in duration.

We are extremely pleased to have had three highly knowledgeable and exciting plenary speakers, who presented very different and challenging thoughts:

  • Amanda Gregory, Director of Learning and Teaching, Centre for Systems Studies in the Business School, University of Hull
  • Geoff Royston, formerly Head of Strategic Analysis and O.R. in the Dept. of Health and a former Chair of GORS, Geoff is now an independent analyst and researcher and President of the Operational Research Society
  • Elizabeth Shepherd, Global Director of Business Intelligence and Data Strategy at

We were also very pleased to have had a full programme of events including a great choice of streams, plenty of interesting talks including excellent Keynotes highlighting success stories and new ideas, a careers panel where you could hear from leading O.R. practitioners (and get advice!), prizes such as the Elsie Cropper award for best paper presented, workshops such as Social Networking, How to get O.R. into the Maths classroom, Outside O.R., not to mention our famous quiz and some fun evening social networking events!

Location  -

The University of Exeter is one of the UK's most popular universities. Exeter's 2,000 year history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter's Cathedral and the Roman City Wall.  Delegates can explore beneath the city's streets at Exeter's underground passages, originally built to bring fresh water into the city in medieval times.  The city boasts fantastic transport links with Exeter St David's and Exeter Central railway stations, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport connecting the city both nationally and internationally.

This sculpture on the side of the Peter Chalk Centre is called the Minoprio Fountain
after its architect Anthony Minoprio who donated it to the University

Superb accommodation

Our evening meals and accommodation are located in Holland Hall. This facility, known locally as Holland ‘Holiday Inn’ Hall is named after Sir Geoffrey Holland, the Vice-Chancellor of the University who retired in 2002. It opened in September 2004, has been awarded a 4-star Visit England Campus Accommodation accreditation and has stunning views across the Exe Valley.

Holland Hall balcony