2018 Colloquia in Combinatorics

Two consecutive one-day events hosted by QMUL and LSE

2018 sees the twelfth year of the Colloquia in Combinatorics: each year, we present a dozen talks covering a wide range of topics of interest to all those working in combinatorics or related fields.

As always, this year’s colloquia provided very good instruction and entertainment

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Wednesday 9 May 2018

Nikhil Bansal (Eindhoven)

Agelos Georgakopoulos  (Warwick)

János Pach (Lausanne/Budapest)

Paul Russell (Cambridge)

Katherine Staden (Oxford)

Carsten Thomassen (Lyngby)

Venue: Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL (please note: this is the same venue used in 2017; building "18" on the map)

Contacts: David Ellis (D.Ellis@qmul.ac.uk) and Justin Ward (justin.ward@qmul.ac.uk)


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Thursday 10 May 2018

Maria Axenovich (Karlsruhe)

Michelle Delcourt (Birmingham)

Sofia Lindqvist (Oxford)

Patrice Ossona de Mendez (Paris)

Alexander Sidorenko (New York)

Perla Sousi (Cambridge)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE (please note: is the same venue used in 2017; building "NAB" on the map)

Contact: Julia Böttcher (j.boettcher@lse.ac.uk), Jan van den Heuvel (j.van-den-heuvel@lse.ac.uk) and Jozef Skokan (j.skokan@lse.ac.uk)

Those interested are welcome to attend for all or any part of the event. The two hosting institutions are less than half an hour apart by tube; it is hoped that many people will be able to attend for both days. There is no formal registration process and seats will be allocated each day on a first come, first served basis.

Queries should be sent to Enfale Farooq.


The programme can be viewed here.

The first talk on both days will start at 10:30 with coffee from 10:00.

Poster Presentation

We are running a poster session on Thursday, 10th May 2018, allowing PhD students in Discrete Mathematics and related areas to present  their work. A best poster prize will be awarded during the evening reception that day. The jury for this prize will be made up of speakers of the Colloquia.

PhD Students wishing to present a poster should apply by sending an email to Jozef Skokan J.Skokan@lse.ac.uk by Monday, 23rd April 2018, with a title and abstract for their poster.


Some funds are available to contribute to the basic travel expenses of UK-based research students who attend the meetings. We ask you to keep costs to a minimum, using public transportation all occasions and off-peak student travel tariffs wherever possible. Receipts for all journeys must be maintained as proof of travel. At this stage, we are unable to confirm the maximum amount available. Please contact Enfale Farooq (e.farooq@lse.ac.uk) for further information.

Event Support

Support for this event by the London Mathematical Society and the British Combinatorial Committee is gratefully appreciated by the organisers. 

Event Poster

Poster advertising both days of the event is available to download here. Please feel free to electronically distribute this to anyone who might be interested, append to local websites (linking back to this site using the URL tiny.cc/Colloquia) or print out to share on public noticeboards.

Event History

2018 sees the twelfth anniversary of this annual May Colloquium - since 2007, Queen Mary and LSE have held back-to-back one day meetings and details of all past Colloquia can be found as follows:

Colloquia 2017
Colloquia 2016
Colloquia 2015
Colloquia 2014
Colloquia 2013
Colloquia 2012
Colloquia 2011
Colloquia 2010
Colloquia 2009
Colloquia 2008
Colloquia 2007