General Meeting Minutes for 1978

A General Meeting of the British Mathematical Colloquium was held in the Faraday Lecture Theatre at the University of Lancaster on Thursday 6th April 1978.

Dr G J O Jameson was in the chair.

  1. The Chairman welcomed the guest speakers: Professor J Milnor, Professor R Phelps and Professor H Wielandt. The Chairman also remarked that the Committee of the British Mathematical Colloquium was especially grateful to Professor Wielandt, who had agreed to stand in for Dr J Conway at extremely short notice.

  2. The minutes of the General Meeting at the University of Edinburgh were read and approved.

  3. The accounts of the 29th Colloquium were approved.

  4. On behalf of the University of Oxford, Dr W B Stewart invited the 1981 Colloquium to Oxford. The probable dates would be 30th March - 3rd April 1981. The invitation was accepted with acclamation.
    On behalf of the University College of Wales, Professor R Brown invited the 1982 Colloquium to Bangor. The probable dates would be 30th March - 3rd April 1982. The invitation was accepted with acclamation.

  5. The following retired from the Committee:
    Professor A W Goldie, Mr B M Hurley, Professor I G Macdonald, Mr J E Reeve, Dr G P Scott. Dr R M W Wood.
    The following were elected to serve on the Committee:
    Professor C A Rogers, Professor D G Northcott, Dr R C Vaughan, Dr W B Stewart, Dr C Kosniowski, Dr T H Jackson.
    It was noted that in accordance with the agreement linking the Colloquium with the E.M.S. & the L.M.S. the nominated members of the Committee were:
    E.M.S. :- Professor D A R Wallace & Dr J D P Meldrum,
    L.M.S. :- Dr P McMullen & Dr D Singmaster.

  6. It was announced that the Committee would meet at 8.00 p.m. in Furness College Senior Common Room.

  7. Any Other Business.
    After some discussion, it was resolved to post a petition, for signing by individuals, calling for the release or fair trial of the Uruguayan mathematician Luis Massera.

  8. Professor A M Macbeath proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, Secretary and others who had helped in the organisation of the 1978 Colloquium.

Minutes signed by C A Rogers (undated).