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Future Meetings

Postgraduate Research in Operational Research

Venue: E/0.15, School of Maths, Cardiff University
Speaker: A number of Postgraduate Students and Hope Meadows (ORS)
Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 TBC

The SWORDS program for 2017/2018 begins with the annual PhD student presentations on Tuesday 10th October, starting at 5.45pm. The event will be in room E/0.15 in the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University. Tea and coffee will be available in the café in the Maths department from 5.15pm

The meeting will be followed by a meal together at a local establishment. Please let me know if you intend to come, so we can order sufficient food. Also let me know of any dietary requirements. 

As well as short presentations by PhD students from both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, it will be a chance to meet the new MSc students who are starting their studies at Cardiff University and Hope Meadows of the Operational Research Society will update us with information about its current initiatives and Pro Bono work. 

I look forward to hearing from you,

Dr Jonathan Thompson

Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teachingol of Maths, Cardiff University

02920 875524 /

A Clustered Overflow Configuration of Inpatient Beds in Hospitals

Venue: School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
Speaker: Dr Navid Izady, City Business School, University of London
Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 17:30 - 19:00

Details to follow.

The Mathematics of Networks and Maps

Venue: Cardiff University School of Mathematics
Speaker: Dr Rhyd Lewis, Cardiff University
Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 17:30 - 21:00

This event will be followed by a pub quiz and dinner. Details will follow. 


How do satnavs find the quickest route from one town to another? What’s the most efficient way to visit the best pubs in the UK? Is it true that all living things in the world are six or fewer degrees of separation away from each other? In this talk I will shows, pictorially, how the many problems in everyday life can be modelled as networks: from the colouring of maps to the way Facebook makes friend recommendations.