South Wales OR Discussion Society (SWORDS)

This regional society meets regularly to enable members to network with other operational researchers in their local area and to expand their knowledge of OR in breadth and depth.

We put on meetings, works visits and other events, which are generally free admission and open to all, giving members the freedom to invite clients and others outside OR who are interested in the subject.

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You can find the latest news of this group’s activities as well as dates and details of upcoming and past events. You can also join this group’s email distribution list and get in direct touch with the group’s organisers through the ‘get in touch’ form. Any documents, such as presentation slides and promotional leaflets, are available through the ‘related documents’ box below.

Committee details

Geraint Palmer Chair
Dr Jonathan Thompson Secretary and Contact
Penny Holborn Treasurer and Regional Representative on General Council

Join us for our next event

SWORDS Christmas Quiz and Seminar: Covid - A Video Diary from the frontline

Date: 13 December 2021, from 18.30

Speaker: Matt Morgan, Intensive Care Doctor, Researcher and Author
Zoom Link: 
Meeting ID: 832 7648 9680
Password: 836853

SWORDS is delighted to announce that on the 13th December Dr Matt Morgan will be giving a talk on Covid: A video diary from the frontline. This will be followed by the famous annual Christmas Quiz where Prof Paul Harper will be asking the questions. All are welcome. The zoom link is included above.

Please contact Jonathan Thompson, tel: 029-20875524 if you have any questions.

E-Mail: [email protected]

About the speaker

Dr Matt Morgan is an intensive care doctor, researcher and author. His open letter addressed to patients during the 2020 COVID pandemic has been read by over half a million people worldwide and viewed by over three million times after featuring on Channel 4. Matt's first book CRITICAL (2019, Simon & Schuster) has been translated into four languages and featured in The Times. His articles have been published in the national and international press as well as Matt appearing on radio and TV programmes including The Today Program on BBC Radio 4, Sky News, CNN, ITV, The BBC, The Jeremy Vine Show and international channels. Matt has been nominated for the 2020 Royal Society David Attenborough Prize for public engagement in science. He lives in Cardiff with his family, enjoys CrossFit, photography, cold beer and even colder ice cream


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