Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences

HODOMS Annual Conference, Keele University

Wednesday, 7th April - Thursday, 8th April, 1999

Conference Programme

Day 1 (Wed 7th April 1999)

11.30 a.m. Arrival and Registration.

12.00 noon. Buffet lunch.

1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. "Subject Review".

"Subject Review: the present and the future" Dr Michael Emery (QAA).
"What it's like to be a specialist reviewer" Prof Martin Everett (Greenwich).
"What it's like to be reviewed" Dr John Erdos (Kings College London).
Panel discussion: -The three speakers, with Prof David Brannan as moderator.

2.30 p.m. Tea

3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. "RAE - 2001".

Dr John Rogers (HEFCE, RAE manager).
Prof Byron Morgan (University of Kent, Canterbury; Statistics Panel Chair)
Prof Nigel Hitchin (University of Oxford; Pure Panel Chair)
Prof David Crighton (DAMTP, Cambridge, Applied Panel Chair)

5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. AGM.

7.30 p.m. Banquet.

Day 2 (Thursday 8th April 1999)

9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. "Teachers and Pupils"

Ms Jane Benham and Mr Derek Woodrow (TAA) "Opportunities for Graduates as Mathematics Teachers".
"Mathematics at Work" Prof Henry Beker (President IMA).

10.30 a.m. Coffee.

11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. "Using IT in University Teaching".

Dr Douglas Quinney (Keele) "Getting Computer Based Mathematics into Mainstream Teaching"
Prof Edmund Robertson and Dr John O'Connor (St Andrews) "Using Computers to Widen Mathematical Experience."

12.30 p.m. Depart (Lunch may be purchased in the cafeteria for those who want it.)