HoDoMS
Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences

MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT 12.00 ON 24 MARCH 1997 AT KEELE UNIVERSITY

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).

1. Apologies

Professor David Crighton (Cambridge).

2. Minutes of Meeting, 13 January 1997

Approved.

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 Item 7).

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
Honorary Secretary