British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium

15th - 16th July 2021

Conference PhotoParticipants at BECMC 2020 (virtual colloquium).

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 event will be divided into two parallel sessions (pure mathematics and applied mathematics/optimisation), each with plenary speakers as well as contributed postgraduate talks. We currently plan to hold the conference in person. However, if we are not able to hold the conference in person due to COVID-19, the conference will take place virtually.

The websites for previous BECMC meetings can be viewed here - (2015), (2016), (2018), (2019), (2020) .


Registration is now open! Please click here to register. Note that registration will close on the 25th June.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is now open until the 14thth May. Postgraduate students working in any field of mathematics are encouraged to submit an abstract for a short talk (20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions).

Guidelines for abstract submission: Please send the title and abstract of your talk as either a TeX file or, if there are no formulas or mathematical symbols, in the body of an email. Please limit your abstract to 1000 characters or less (longer abstracts may be rejected). Literature references will not be included in the book of abstracts. Send submissions to


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

Pure Maths
Applied Maths
A full programme will be available here closer to the event.


The committee recognises that the standard of access at academic conferences across the UK is largely unacceptable. Our team worked to improve this within our capabilities for the 2020 colloquium and will continue to do so for all future events. If you have any queries regarding accessibility or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Local information

The colloquium will take place at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus, about 2 miles away from the city centre. Intructions for travelling to the university can be found on its main website here.


Participants are invited to make their own accommodation arrangements. We recommend the following options:

  • Lucas House - University run accommodation (10 minute walk from campus).
  • Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre - Inexpensive hotel (45 minute walk from campus but with a bus service also available through routes 61 or 63).
  • Renwick House - Inexpensive hostel style accommodation (10 minute walk from campus).


We currently plan to hold the conference in person. We would like to assure you that the conference will comply with all current guidelines, which could include measures, such as physical distancing and mask-wearing. We will also be providing hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes for use throughout the conference. Further updates will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. However, if we are not able to hold the conference in person, the conference will take place virtually.

Contact us


Organising Committee:
Ricky Hutchins
Amarja Kathapurkar
Bradly Deeley
Andrew Mitchell
Eoin O'Brien
Jordan Chellig


BECMC 2021 would not be possible without the support of the MAGIC network and the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham.