Conference Announcement: 29th British Combinatorial Conference Monday 11th July-Friday 15th July 2022 Lancaster UK


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)

Contributed talks

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract on a topic related to the conference and give a 20-minute presentation. The deadline to submit abstracts is May 15th. Please use the latex file provided - BCC2022 Abstract LaTeX template - and send your completed abstract (in both .tex and .pdf form) to the conference organisers at


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.

On request we have decided to allow late registrations up to May 15th 2022. However please note that any participant who has not paid the registration fee by the March 31st deadline will be subject to the late registration fee price of £275 (reduced to £225 for students and retired academics). Note also that the numbers of campus rooms, conference dinner tickets and excursion tickets available are limited. So, you are advised to register early.

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 March 31st deadline for the standard registration fee to apply (or before the May 15th deadline for the late registration fee).

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, 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 arriving Sunday and departing Friday at a rate of £48.30 p/night. These can be booked when registering or at this link - 29th British Combinatorial Conference (BCC) - Accommodation. 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).


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