News

The BCME8 Organising Committee is happy to announce that a leading UK awarding body, OCR, have  generously agreed to support this year’s conference with a major financial donation to the event’s running costs. This follows OCR’s similar sponsorship arrangement at BCME7 four years ago.  Click here to find out more about our partners.

 

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BCME is the largest mathematics and mathematics education conference in the UK, attracting delegates from all sectors. It brings together teachers from early years to higher education, researchers, teacher educators, CPD providers, consultants, policy makers, examiners and professional and academic mathematicians.

 Wherever you work you will, as a delegate at BCME8, have an unrivalled opportunity to mix with colleagues in your own specialist area and broaden your horizons by making connections with those working in other specialist areas. You will be able to compile your individual programme by selecting from over 250 general sessions and research paper presentations. You will be able to choose between standard and en-suite student rooms, on-site hotel accommodation and non-residential registration.

 Details of the venue can be found by clicking here.

Delegate Booking

Online registration has now closed.

We are pleased to say that registration numbers are noticeably ahead of the corresponding time for BCME7. The programme promises to be stimulating and BCME represents a unique opportunity to meet colleagues in mathematics education whose paths you do not normally cross as well as old friends. If you have any problems with registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  about it.

Please note that online session booking is now closed to facilitate the necessary administration that needs to take place prior to the conference.

There will be an option at the conference to sign-up for sessions that are not already full.
 
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Concessionary Train Tickets

BCME concessionary fares are available on East Midland Trains for London, Leicester and Loughborough routes. For more information on how to book contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For buses from Nottingham Railway Station to EMCC, please visit www.trentbarton.co.uk

It is not recommended that delegates walk from the main Nottingham Railway Station as the distance is too far.  If alighting at Beeston Train Station the walk would be approximately 30 minutes.

Please note that buses running from Broadmarsh Bus Station to Wollaton Gates on the A52 are approximately every 10 minutes.  The journey time is approximately 15 minutes from the stop to the EMCC.

Main speakers will include:

Lord Robert Winston (Imperial College, London)

Malcolm Swan (Nottingham University)

Jill Adler (South Africa & King's College, London)

After dinner speaker

Mike Askew (Monash University, Melbourne)   

Programme

 Programme

Sessions

We have over 200 sessions available including workshops, hands on sessions, lectures/talks and much more...

Click here to download a copy of the session details booklet to see what is available.
Please forward any queries to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please note that online session booking is now closed to facilitate the necessary administration that needs to take place prior to the conference.

There will be an option at the conference to sign-up for sessions that are not already full.

Association AGMs

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Association will be holding their AGMs during BCME8. These will take place on Tuesday evening, commencing at 19:00. The venues for these meetings will be displayed prominently for members. Other associations are invited to hold their AGMs during BCME8 and are invited to contact BCME8 organisers to notify them of their intention to do so.

ATM and MA Bookstalls

The ATM and MA bookstalls will be open Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday, Wednesday and on Thursday morning in the East Midlands Conference Centre, giving attendees the opportunity to view and buy materials at reduced conference prices.

First Timers' Conference Tea

The first timers' conference tea offers the opportunity for new attendees to join a brief session during the Monday afternoon tea break This session will be held in the workshop above the main foyer of the conference centre.

Local Activities

The organisers of BCME8 are keen to promote local activity and, to this end, have invited both Mathsjam and the local (East Midlands) joint MA/ATM branch to run events. These will be open to all delegates and will take place on the Monday evening of Conference, starting at 19:30.

Publishers' Exhibition

A range of publishers and educational suppliers will be exhibiting throughout Tuesday and Wednesday in the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Quiz

All are welcome to this extremely popular event. We accept teams of up to five people. Don't have a team yet? Turn up anyway and we'll help you find one. It's a great way to make new friends.

Colin Penfold and Tony Cotton have written and are organising the quiz. This will take place on Tuesday evening starting at 20:30 in the main lecture theatre (EMCC).

Workshop

The ATM Workshop - not to be confused with workshop sessions run by delegates. The ATM Workshop is open all hours and contains equipment and puzzles to amuse and delight you. You may choose to spend time in the workshop where you can work on problems set in sessions you have attended. It may be that you arrive at a session and find that it is not what you thought from the description - in this case you can retire to the workshop - no one minds you leaving a session if it is not for you.

The ATM Workshop is a long standing tradition at conferences and is also a meeting place for friends and colleagues. It is a place where new delegates who have not attended a conference before can find friendly faces and people who are willing to converse. Please drop in at sometime during the conference.

Conference organisation

The overall organisation of BCME 8 is being undertaken by a Planning Committee; detailed work on the programme is the responsibility of a Programme Committee. Membership of these committees can be seen here.

JMC member organisation logos

JMC member organisation logos can be seen here.