Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences

Annual Conference, 4th-5th April 2002

University of Birmingham Conference Park

Provisional Programme

Thursday, 4th April
12.30 pm
Enrolment (Lucas House)
2.00 pm
The government vision for school mathematics over the next ten years - what should we prepare for?
Stephen Timms MP (Minister of State for School Standards)
3.00 pm
Recent developments in learning and teaching
Professor John Blake, Professor Neville Davies and Dr Joe Kyle (Learning, Teaching & Support Network for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research)
3.45 pm
4.15 pm
Curriculum 2000 and the Mathematical Sciences
Dr Jack Abramsky (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority)
5.00 pm
Discussion on issues around Council for the Mathematical Sciences, QAA, the National Qualifications Framework and the benchmark, and MMath/MSc
Led by the Chair
5.45 pm
HODOMS Annual General Meeting
7.30 pm
Friday 5th April
9.00 am
Mathematical modelling in the post-genomic era
Dr Olaf Wolkenhauer (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology)
10.00 am
The aims and activities of the Smith Institute and Faraday Partnerships
Dr Robert Leese (Director, Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering)
11.00 am
11.30 am
Recent issues at the EPSRC
Professor John O'Reilly FREng (Chief Executive, EPSRC)
12.30 pm
2.00 pm
Committee Meeting

Enquiries about the HODOMS Conference should be addressed to:

Dr Neil Challis (HODOMS Secretary), Sheffield Hallam University,
e-mail n.challis@shu.ac.uk, tel. 0114 225 3269,


Prof. Charles Goldie (HODOMS Chair), University of Sussex,
e-mail C.M.Goldie@sussex.ac.uk, tel. 07876 565395.

Information about the University of Birmingham Conference Park, along with travel advice and a map, are available at http://www.bham.ac.uk/conferences.