Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences
MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT 12.00 ON 24 MARCH 1997 AT
Present: Professor Mike Atkinson (St Andrews), Professor Martin
Everett (Greenwich), Professor Ken Houston (Ulster), Dr Ekkehard
Kopp (Hull), Dr Adrian Lepper (IMA), Dr Allan Norcliffe (Sheffield
Hallam), Professor Alan Ryley (Glamorgan), Dr Stephen Ryrie (West of
England), Professor Graham Wilks (Keele), Professor Chris Wright
(Middlesex) and Professor Alan Zinober (Sheffield).
Professor David Crighton (Cambridge).
2. Minutes of Meeting, 13 January 1997
3. Matters Arising from the Minutes
There were no matters arising.
4. Conference Update
Graham Wilks outlined the arrangements and the proposed format for
the invited presentations.
5. Review of Nominations
Chris Wright reported on the current position (see minutes of AGM). The
issue of securing the services of a suitable Chairman was discussed (see
The AGM would be asked to approve an interim arrangement regarding
chairmanship of the Committee. The Vice-Chairman would convene the
first Committee Meeting and a Chairman would be nominated and put to
the membership for approval by Email.
In addition the following were coopted onto the Committee: Dr Adrian
Lepper (IMA), Professor David Crighton (CPAM), Professor Ken Brown (IMS),
Professor Adrian Smith (RSS).
6. Incorporated Engineer
This item was deferred until the next Committee Meeting.
7. Amendment to Constitution.
Chris Wright reported on the requirements for carrying through the proposed
change in Constitution and the form the wording would take. The aim was to
widen membership of HoDoMS to retired members to play a substantial role on
the Committee, given the increasing pressures on Heads of Department
currently in post.
8. Any other business. There was no other business.
9. Date of Next Meeting: Monday, 22 September, 1997, at 11.45 in the
Library of the Mathematics Department at UCL.
Professor Chris Wright