Geometric models

29th British Combinatorial Conference

Monday 11th July-Friday 15th July 2022

Warning - we have become aware of a phishing scam where you may be emailed requesting arrival/departure dates to secure your place at the conference. This is not legitimate. Registration will follow the process below. If we need to contact you, this will come from the official e-mail addresses of the organisers or via the conference e-mail address


The Mini-symposia will be

Additive combinatorics (organised by Ben Green, Oxford)

Designs and algebraic structures (organised by Leonard Soicher, Queen Mary), speakers:

Extremal combinatorics (organised by Peter Keevash and Katherine Staden, both Oxford), speakers:

Matroids and combinatorial geometry (organised by Bill Jackson, Queen Mary and Bernd Schulze, Lancaster), speakers:

Probabilistic combinatorics (organised by Stefanie Gerke, Royal Holloway), speakers:

Induced subgraphs (organised by Marthe Bonamy, CNRS Bordeaux and Alex Scott, Oxford)

Further details will be placed here as they are announced.

Contributed talks

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract on a topic related to the conference and give a 20-minute presentation. Details of how to submit abstracts will follow.


Registration is now open. The standard registration fee is £225, and the reduced fee (for students and retired academics) is £175. The deadline to register is March 31st 2022.

To register, please fill in the survey.

At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a link to pay the registration fee. This does not need to be done immediately but must be done before the deadline. One of the survey questions is whether you wish to submit a contributed talk. You will not need to tell us your title and/or abstract during the registration process.

Funding and Financial Support

We are grateful to the LMS, the Clay Institute, Heilbronn Institute and Foundation Compositio Mathematica for providing funding. If you are based in a developing country (see definition here, are an early career researcher (within 5 years of your PhD and not yet holding a permanent or tenure track academic position) or are a UK based PhD student, then you are eligible to apply for this funding to cover part, or all, of your accommodation and travel expenses. Note that the funding is limited, hence if you have access to other funding then please use that.

Applicants should submit a short CV (including a publication list) and, in the case of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, a letter of support from your supervisor. To receive support, you must commit to paying the registration fee and giving a contributed talk at the conference.

The deadline to apply is February 28th 2021 and applications should be e-mailed to Results will be announced by March 14th ahead of the registration deadline. Late applications will only be accepted should funds remain unspent.


For UK-based mathematicians with caring duties the LMS has a Caring Supplementary Grant scheme which allows participants to apply for help covering caring costs.‌‌


A detailed timetable will appear here in due course. To help participants plan their travel, we expect many participants to arrive on Sunday evening. The academic schedule will run from 9am Monday until 5pm Friday. On Monday evening there will be a wine reception. There will be no talks on Wednesday afternoon to allow for the usual excursion and conference dinner. Following the established tradition there will be a concert on the Tuesday evening.


The organisers have reserved a number of on-campus rooms and the booking process for these will be announced in due course. The Visit Lancaster site provides links to a variety of other local accommodation.


The University provides information on travelling to Lancaster. The BCC will principally be based in the George Fox Building (GFX on the campus map).

Social Events

Following the tradition, there will be a concert organised by BCC musicians. There will be a conference dinner on the Wednesday evening at Forest Hills (pictured below), details to follow. We also plan an excursion for the Wednesday afternoon.


We are grateful for financial support from the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR), the UKRI/EPSRC Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences and the Foundation Compositio Mathematica. The BCC is organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Organising Committee

The principal organisers are Tony Nixon and Sean Prendiville.