British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium

14th - 15th July 2020 (virtual colloquium)

Conference PhotoParticipants at BYMC (now BECMC) 2019. Click here for a side-angle group photo.

The British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium aims to consolidate the network among early career researchers and postgraduate students from across the country, particulary those studying branches of mathematics prominent at our univeristy - algebra, analysis, combinatorics, applied mathematics and optimisation. This two-day virtual event will be divided into two parallel sessions (pure mathematics and applied mathematics/optimisation), each with plenary speakers as well as contributed postgraduate talks.

The colloquium was initially due to run from the 1st - 2nd April 2020 at the Univeristy of Birmingham but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that running the conference virtually will provide a good way of engaging with mathematics and other early career researchers during a time where this is more difficult. We have organised virtual networking sessions alongside talks in the hope of helping facilitate this.

The websites for previous BECMC (formerly BYMC) meetings can be viewed here - (2015), (2016), (2018), (2019).


To register for the colloquium please email us at Registering will allow us to send you the links to the virtual talks closer to the dates of the colloquium.

Call for abstracts

This year's abstract submission deadline has now passed.

Platform for virtual colloquium

We will be using Zoom as the platform for all talks and networking sessions. Please note that while you do not need a Zoom account to access the talks, you will need the software downloaded. We recommend that you download Zoom here prior to the colloquium.


It is a pleasure to have the following as invited speakers:

Pure Maths
Applied Maths
The full programme can be downloaded here. Note that this may still be subject to some change.


The committee recognises that the standard of access at academic conferences across the UK is largely unacceptable. Our team are working to improve this within our capabilities, both for this year's colloquium as well as all future events. With the colloquium now being held virtually, we are currently reviewing how this might affect accessibility. We will soon be updating this website with new information regarding this, but for now please do get in touch with our access consultant Olivia Renshaw with any concerns, queries or recommendations in relation to accessibility.

Access consultant

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Phone - 07930158803

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Organising Committee:
Amarja Kathapurkar
Euan Smithers
Cara Neal
Joseph Hyde
Alexander Brune
Constantin Bilz
Matthew Clowe


BECMC 2020 would not be possible without the support of the MAGIC network and the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham.