We are holding monthly drop-in sessions where researchers can talk to mathematicians face-to-face in an informal and relaxed environment. If you are a researcher with a mathematical question, whether or not you have submitted a problem through the online system, you are welcome to drop in and talk to us directly. If you signed up as a problem solver, you are welcome to join and meet researchers from within mathematics and from across departments. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

When & Where

Dates and location will be updated here as we progress through the academic year. Please drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have comments/suggestions/ideas regarding the running of the drop-in sessions.

We'll be running drop-in sessions fortnightly during term time. The sessions for the rest of the winter term are:

  • 23rd November, Huxley 139, 12-1pm
  • 7th December,  Huxley 139, 12-1pm

How do drop-in sessions work?

Drop-in sessions are really informal: everyone with a question talks for about 5 minutes about their problem (no slides needed) and solvers can ask clarifying questions. After this, we break out into small groups and try to work on solving these problems. It's not compulsory, but you might get more out of the session if you post your problem on the helpdesk site before the session. This way it's easier for interested solvers to follow up afterwards. We'll have a laptop at the drop-in session too so you can do this during the session if that's easier.

Drop-in sessions are for continuing collaborations too!

Once you've got started on solving a problem it can be hard to find the time to meet and make progress. You can use the drop-in sessions to meet your existing collaborators and continue working on problems you've already begun solving, and get some free pizza while you're doing it! We're trying this out for academic year 2017/18, so if you have any ideas for how to make this easier/more productive, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..