Beale Lecture

Thursday 27 February 2020, 14:30

Royal Society
6-9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

The 2019 Beale Lecture opened with a short talk from our 2016 PhD winner, Itamar Megiddo, and was followed by our main speaker and 2017 Beale Medal award winner, Mike C Jackson OBE.

14:00 Registration and refreshments
14:30 Lectures begin

The Beale Lecture is given at the Royal Society's Carlton House terrace, London, which is fully accessible to people with special mobility requirements and is equipped with hearing loops for those who need them.

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science.

Memorial Lecture for one of OR's true greats.

The OR Society’s Beale Medal is awarded each year in memory of the late Martin Beale. It gives formal recognition to a sustained contribution over many years to the theory, practice or philosophy of operational research (OR) in the UK, or to some combination of those areas. More details can be found in this short biography of Martin Beale.

Royal Society building


Previous Beale Lectures

The future of OR is present

Mike C Jackson OBE, Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull, gave the 2019 Beale Lecture on The future of OR is present.

View Mike Jackson's lecture here

The fitness and survival of the OR profession in the age of artificial intelligence

Richard Ormerod delivers the Beale Lecture for 2018 on The Fitness and Survival of the OR Profession in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

View Professor Ormerod's Beale Lecture

Opening talk: Heterogeneous location and pollution-routing problems

Dr Çağri Koç gave the opening talk entitled Heterogeneous Location and Pollution-Routing Problems but, before he did so, President John Hopes presented him with his award.

See Dr Koç's talk here