British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium

20th - 21st July 2023

Conference PhotoParticipants at BECMC 2023.

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 university - Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Applied Mathematics, Optimisation and Statistics. This two-day event will be divided into two parallel sessions (Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics/Optimisation/Statistics), each with plenary speakers as well as contributed postgraduate talks. After last year's tremendous success, we are pleased to announce that the conference will again be having a session on the History of Mathematics as well as a brand new one on Mathematics Education.

The websites for previous BECMC meetings can be viewed here - (2015), (2016), (2018), (2019), (2020), (2021), (2022) .

Call for abstracts

Postgraduate students working in any field of Mathematics are encouraged to submit an abstract for a short talk (20 minutes + questions). This includes students from the UK as well as abroad. The submission deadline is the 9th of June.

Guidelines for abstract submission: Please send the title and abstract for your talk as either a TeX file or, if there are no formulas or mathematical symbols, in the body of your email. Please try to limit your abstract to 1000 characters or less. Literature references will not be included in the book of abstracts. Send submissions to The deadline informing of accepted abstracts is the 23rd of June.


Registration is now closed.

Abstract Booklet

The abstract booklet can be found here.


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

Pure Maths
Applied Maths
History of Mathematics
Mathematics Education
A full programme is available here.


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 2023 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. Instructions 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).


BECMC 2023 would not be possible without the support of the MAGIC network and the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. We would also like to thank Bradly Deeley for his help with the website.