British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust

Current events:
28 May–1 June: Tonbridge camp
(see full calendar for more)

Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad

(21 May 2016)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on the 2016 olympiad.

(16 May 2016)

An unofficial report on the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad 2016 from the student perspective, by UK team member Michael Ng, is now available.

(8 May 2016)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Tirana, Albania have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 32 for gold, 30 for silver and 17 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Jamie Bell 10 010 2 22Bronze Medal
Rosie Cates10 110 0 21Bronze Medal
Jacob Coxon10 1 9 0 20Bronze Medal
Michael Ng 10 910 1 30Silver Medal
Thomas Read1010 9 0 29Bronze Medal
Renzhi Zhou101010 0 30Silver Medal

Michael has been added to the squad of ten from which the team of six and four reserves for the IMO in Hong Kong will be selected at the Tonbridge camp:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf
Renzhi ZhouThe Perse School

(14 April 2016)

The UK team in the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 7th out of 39 participating teams (6th out of 31 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 27 for gold, 17 for silver and 11 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Rosie Cates 7 7 3 7 7 4 35Gold Medal
Tomoka Kan 1 7 0 0 4 0 12Bronze Medal
Alevtina Studenikina 6 0 0 7 1 0 14Bronze Medal
Naomi Wei 1 7 0 7 1 1 17Silver Medal

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(13 April 2016)

The problems from the second paper at the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Bușteni, are now available. The problems were submitted by Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Netherlands respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(12 April 2016)

The problems from the first paper at the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Bușteni, are now available. The problems were submitted by the Netherlands, Belarus and Mexico respectively.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(4 April 2016)

The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Tirana, Albania from 5–10 May. The Team Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford and the Deputy Leader is Dr Gerry Leversha, formerly of St Paul’s School; Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. After the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge, 31 March–4 April, the team has been selected as follows.

NameSchool
Jamie BellKing Edward VI Five Ways School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Michael NgAylesbury Grammar School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Renzhi ZhouThe Perse School

(4 April 2016)

At the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 31 March to 4 April, the squad of nine from which the team of six and three reserves for the IMO in Hong Kong will be selected has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road VI Form College
Jacob CoxonMagdalen College School
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Thomas ReadThe Perse School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf
Renzhi ZhouThe Perse School

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of the University of Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 6–16 July. The final team will be selected at the Tonbridge training camp held 28 May–1 June.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(29 February 2016)

The UK team in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have achieved the following results, coming 2nd out of 20 teams in the team competition (determined by the sum of the top three scores from each team as per the competition rules). The medal boundaries are 23 for gold, 17 for silver and 13 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 7 0 6 7 027Gold Medal
Rosie Cates 1 1 0 7 0 0 9Honourable Mention
Lawrence Hollom 2 1 0 6 0 0 9
Warren Li 7 7 3 7 0 024Gold Medal
Neel Nanda 7 1 2 7 0 017Silver Medal
Harvey Yau 7 7 0 7 0 021Silver Medal

(29 February 2016)

The problems from the second paper at this year’s Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, sat on Saturday, are now available

(27 February 2016)

The problems from the first paper at this year’s Romanian Master of Mathematics competition, sat yesterday, are now available

(15 February 2016)

The Christopher Bradley elegance prize is awarded to Warren Li (Eton College), Neel Nanda (Latymer School) and Alevtina Studenikina (Cheltenham Ladies’ College), for particularly beautiful solutions of BMO2 problem 3.

(12 February 2016)

The fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Bușteni, Romania, 10–16 April. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Rosie CatesHills Road Sixth Form College
Tomoka KanWestminster School
Alevtina StudenikinaCheltenham Ladies’ College
Naomi WeiCity of London School for Girls

The reserve is Clarissa Costen of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. The Team Leader is Jo Harbour of Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge and the Deputy Leader is Jenny Owladi of the Bank of England.

Our thanks to Man Group for their support of the EGMO team.

(7 February 2016, New Zealand results added 12 February 2016)

BMO Round 2 was marked in London on 6 February; 12 candidates in New Zealand also sat the paper, their scripts were marked in New Zealand using the same mark schemes as used in the UK, and such candidates are marked “(NZ)” below. Invitations to the Trinity training camp will be sent shortly to selected candidates eligible to represent the UK at the IMO, and details of marks will be sent to schools. The following candidates scored 11 or more out of 40.

Neel Nanda40
Harvey Yau40
Joe Benton39
Warren Li34
Lawrence Hollom30
Kyung Chan Lee30
Renzhi Zhou29
David Tao27
Alex Harris21
Agnijo Banerjee20
Jamie Bell20
Rosie Cates20
Gurbir Johal20
Moses Mayer20
Michael Ng20
Philip Peters20
Thomas Read20
Ziming Xue20
Ebony Zhang20
Tingjun Zhang20
Abdul Hadi Khan18
Alevtina Studenikina18
Yuyang Miao17
Henry Eveleigh16
Tomoka Kan14
Ewan Clementson13
Harry Goodburn13
Alan Sun13
Kevin Shen (NZ)12
Jacob Coxon11
Liam Goddard11
Daniel Remo11
James Sun11
Naomi Wei11
Thomas Wilkinson11

(29 January 2016)

This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday.

(8 January 2016)

The UK will compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition in 2016, to be held in Bucharest, 24–29 February. The Team Leader will be Alexander Betts (University of Oxford) and the Deputy Leader will be James Gazet (Eton College); Sally Anne Huk (formerly of Bancroft’s School) will be Observer with Contestants. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Joe BentonSt Paul’s School
Rosie CatesHills Road Sixth Form College
Lawrence HollomChurcher’s College
Warren LiEton College
Neel NandaLatymer School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserve will be Michael Ng (Aylesbury Grammar School).

(17 December 2015)

BMO Round 1 was marked in Cambridge on 11–13 December. The following candidates scored 45 or more out of 60.

Jamie Bell60
Kyung Chan Lee60
Warren Li60
Yuyang Miao60
Neel Nanda60
Michael Ng60
Philip Peters60
Harvey Yau60
Renzhi Zhou60
Joe Benton59
Lawrence Hollom59
Kirsten Land59
Lucas Huysmans53
Jeon Jongheon53
Sam Watt53
Shenyang Wu53
Jacob Coxon51
Thomas Pycroft51
Thomas Read51
Clarissa Costen50
Abdul Hadi Khan50
Edward Rong50
Chris Liu49
Rohan Mitta49
Rosie Cates47

(28 November 2015)

This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken yesterday; video solutions are temporarily available online. Production facilities for the video were donated by the University of Bath Audio Visual Unit.

(21 October 2015)

The markers’ report for the 2015 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper is now available, including extended discussions of the problems and the approaches taken by candidates.

(19 October 2015)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) was marked on 10–11 October in Cambridge. The following candidates scored 45 or more out of 50. Results will be received by schools after half-term.

Rosie Cates50
Louisa Cullen50
Tomoka Kan50
Kirsten Land50
Jackie Li50
Sophie Maclean50
Naomi Wei50
Rose Blyth49
Siqi Fang49
Caroline Harwin49
Melissa Quail49
Alevtina Studenikina49
Roan Talbut49
Jessica Wang49
Alice Vaughan-Williams48
Emma Vinen48
Catherine Wooller48
Ebony Zhang48
Emma Brown47
Lydia Buckingham47
Katherine Horton47
Leonie Woodland46
Sophie Crane45
Lara Gordon45
Lucy Wan45

(30 September 2015)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) paper was taken yesterday. Solutions are also available; these will be expanded after marking. The paper will be marked on the weekend of 10–11 October.

(2 September 2015)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Alexander Betts’s report on the 2015 olympiad.

(7 August 2015)

An unofficial report on IMO 2015 from the student perspective, by UK team member Lawrence Hollom, is now available.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(29 July 2015)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2015.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(26 July 2015)

A report on IMO 2015 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.

(14 July 2015)

The IMO papers were sat on 10 and 11 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained four Silver and one Bronze medals and one Honourable Mention and a score of 109 out of 252, coming 22nd out of 104 participating countries. The medal boundaries were for 26 for Gold, 19 for Silver and 14 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 2 1 7 1 119Silver Medal
Lawrence Hollom 7 1 0 1 1 010Honourable Mention
Samuel Kittle 7 2 0 7 3 019Silver Medal
Warren Li 7 7 1 7 3 025Silver Medal
Neel Nanda 7 1 0 7 2 017Bronze Medal
Harvey Yau 7 2 1 7 2 019Silver Medal

The team leaves Chiang Mai on Thursday 16 July and arrives back in the UK on Friday 17 July. The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Royal Society on Monday 21 September, when Professor Adam McBride OBE will give the 38th annual IMO lecture, on “Mathematical Challenges”.

Our thanks to this year’s IMO supporter, Oxford Asset Management.