British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust

Coming events:
19–25 August: Oxford camp
(see full calendar for more)

Welcome to the British Mathematical Olympiad

(9 August 2018)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2018.

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

(5 August 2018)

A report on IMO 2018 by Deputy Leader Dominic Yeo is now available.

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

(12 July 2018)

The IMO papers were sat on 9 and 10 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained one gold and four silver medals and an Honourable Mention and a score of 161 out of 252, coming 12th out of 107 participating countries. The medal boundaries were 31 for Gold, 25 for Silver and 16 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Agnijo Banerjee 7 7 7 7 7 742Gold Medal
Sam Bealing 7 2 0 2 0 011Honourable Mention
Tom Hillman 7 4 0 7 5 326Silver Medal
Benedict Randall Shaw 7 7 0 7 7 028Silver Medal
Aron Thomas 7 3 0 7 7 125Silver Medal
Harvey Yau 7 7 0 7 7 129Silver Medal

The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Science Museum on Monday 24 September, when Professor Ursula Martin CBE will give the 41st annual IMO lecture.

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

(10 July 2018)

The IMO 2018 papers were sat on 9 and 10 July in Romania; the problems are available. The problems were submitted by Greece, Slovakia, Iran, Armenia, Mongolia and Poland respectively.

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

(6 July 2018)

Australia has won the 11th Mathematics Ashes competition, decided on the results of today’s practice exam at the joint pre-IMO training camp in Budapest; the results for the two teams were as follows, with the UK scoring a total of 98 and Australia scoring a total of 99:

CodeName Q1Q2Q3Total
UNK1Agnijo Banerjee 77721
UNK2Sam Bealing 57012
UNK3Tom Hillman 7209
UNK4Benedict Randall Shaw 77620
UNK5Aron Thomas 77115
UNK6Harvey Yau 77721
AUS1William Hu 77721
AUS2Charles Dacheng Li 71715
AUS3William George Steinberg75113
AUS4Ethan Yong-Ern Tan 77620
AUS5Hadyn Ka Ming Tang 71210
AUS6Guowen Zhang 77620

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

(3 July 2018)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad information now includes Dominic Yeo’s report on the 2018 olympiad.

(30 May 2018)

After the training camp held at Tonbridge School, 26–30 May, the team of six for the IMO in Romania has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Agnijo BanerjeeGrove Academy
Sam BealingBridgewater High School
Tom HillmanSt Albans School
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The reserves are:

NameSchool
Emily Beatty (first reserve)King Edward VII School, Sheffield
Alex DarbySutton Grammar School for Boys

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dr Dominic Yeo of the Technion. Dr Rosie Cretney (University of Oxford) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–14 July.

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

(14 May 2018)

Congratulations to David Monk on being awarded the Paul Erdős Award by the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions.

(10 May 2018)

The UK team in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Belgrade, Serbia have achieved the following scores (each question marked out of 10). The medal cut-offs were 40 for gold, 29 for silver and 15 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4TotalMedal
Agnijo Banerjee 11010 1 22Bronze Medal
Nathan Creighton 310 8 0 21Bronze Medal
Alex Darby 0 5 3 0 8
Tom Hillman 0 610 0 16Bronze Medal
Giles Shaw 0 8 0 0 8
Aron Thomas 1010 9 0 29Silver Medal

(10 May 2018)

The Balkan Mathematical Olympiad paper was sat yesterday. Problem 2, a UK submission, is by Jeremy King.

(14 April 2018)

The UK team in the seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 3rd out of 52 participating teams (2nd out of 36 official European teams). The medal boundaries are 32 for gold, 22 for silver and 15 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Emily Beatty 7 7 7 7 7 7 42Gold Medal
Melissa Quail 7 2 0 7 2 0 18Bronze Medal
Alevtina Studenikina 7 2 0 7 7 0 23Silver Medal
Naomi Wei 7 5 2 7 7 0 28Silver Medal

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

(12 April 2018)

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

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

(11 April 2018)

The problems from the first paper at the seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Florence, are now available. The problems were submitted by Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary respectively.

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

(9 April 2018)

At the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 4 to 9 April, the squad of eight from which the team of six and two reserves for the IMO in Romania will be selected has been chosen as:

NameSchool
Agnijo BanerjeeGrove Academy
Sam BealingBridgewater High School
Emily BeattyKing Edward VII School, Sheffield
Alex DarbySutton Grammar School for Boys
Tom HillmanSt Albans School
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf

The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dr Dominic Yeo of the Technion. Dr Rosie Cretney (University of Oxford) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–14 July. The final team will be selected at the Tonbridge training camp held 26–30 May.

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

(9 April 2018)

The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 7–12 May. The Team Leader is Dr Dominic Yeo of the Technion, the Deputy Leader is Dr Vesna Kadelburg (The Perse School) and Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. After the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge, 4–9 April, the team has been selected as follows.

NameSchool
Agnijo BanerjeeGrove Academy
Nathan CreightonMossbourne Community Academy
Alex DarbySutton Grammar School for Boys
Tom HillmanSt Albans School
Giles ShawBishop Stopford School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School

(26 February 2018)

The UK participants in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition have achieved the following results, coming equal 7th out of 20 teams in the team competition. The medal boundaries are 29 for gold, 22 for silver and 19 for bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Agnijo Banerjee 7 0 7 7 7 028Silver Medal
Sam Bealing 7 0 0 7 7 021Bronze Medal
Benedict Randall Shaw 0 0 0 7 4 011Honourable Mention
Alexander Song 7 0 0 5 1 013Honourable Mention
Naomi Wei 7 0 0 2 0 0 9Honourable Mention
Harvey Yau 7 0 7 7 7 028Silver Medal

(12 February 2018)

The seventh European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Florence, Italy, 9–15 April. The UK team will be:

NameSchool
Emily BeattyKing Edward VII School, Sheffield
Melissa QuailLongsands Academy
Alevtina StudenikinaCheltenham Ladies’ College
Naomi WeiCity of London School for Girls

The reserve is Yuhka Machino of Millfield School. The Team Leader is Jo Caisová 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.

(5 February 2018)

BMO Round 2 was marked in London on 3 February. The following candidates scored 25 or more out of 40.

Agnijo Banerjee40
Nathan Creighton40
Harvey Yau40
Yuji Okitani35
Luke Barratt33
Mervyn Tong31
George Mears30
Melissa Quail30
Alevtina Studenikina30
Naomi Wei30
Sam Bealing29
Thomas Hillman29
Giles Shaw29
Rubaiyat Khondaker27
James Morris27
Alexander Song27
Bruce Xu27
Emily Beatty26
Alex Darby26
Brian Davies26
Aron Thomas26
Daniel Yue26
Shavindra Jayasekera25
Zherui Xu25

(26 January 2018)

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

(5 January 2018)

The UK will compete in the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition in 2018, to be held in Bucharest, 21–26 February. The Team Leader will be Alexander Betts (King’s College London) and the Deputy Leader will be James Gazet (St. Paul’s School); Mary Teresa Fyfe (formerly of Hutchesons’ Grammar School) will be Observer with Contestants. The following students will represent the UK (the four students who form part of the team competition will be determined after BMO2):

NameSchool
Agnijo BanerjeeGrove Academy, Dundee
Sam BealingBridgewater High School, Warrington
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Alexander SongWestminster School
Naomi WeiCity of London School for Girls
Harvey YauYsgol Dyffryn Taf, Carmarthenshire

(3 January 2018, report added 4 January 2018, New Zealand results added 19 January 2018)

BMO Round 1 was marked in Cambridge on 8–10 December. (Some candidates from other countries also sat the paper, with their scripts being marked using the same mark schemes, and high scores from those countries are also indicated below when available.) The following candidates scored 58 or more out of 60. Gold medals are awarded for scores of 59 or more, silver medals for scores of 50 to 58, bronze medals for scores of 42 to 49, certificates of distinction for scores of 28 and above. The report for schools, with statistics on results, is also available.

The BMO2 qualifying cut-off scores are 47 for students in year 13 (England and Wales), year S6 (Scotland), year 14 (Northern Ireland); 42 for students in year 12 (England and Wales), year S5 (Scotland), year 13 (Northern Ireland); 37 for students in year 11 (England and Wales), year S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland); and 35 for students in lower school years. Scoring at least the cut-off on BMO1 gives free entry to BMO2 provided that the candidate is eligible to represent the UK at the IMO. Any participant in BMO1 may enter BMO2 by paying the entry fee. BMO2 will take place on 25 January.

Agnijo Banerjee60
Emily Beatty60
Andrew Chen (NZ)60
Gabriele Corso60
Nathan Creighton60
Leran Dai60
Alex Darby60
Liam Hill60
Thomas Hillman60
Matthew Jolly60
Benedict Randall Shaw60
Amelia Rout60
Yuriy Tumarkin60
Tommy Walker Mackay60
Patrick Winter60
Bruce Xu60
Harvey Yau60
Boon Han (Nathaniel) Ang59
Giles Shaw59
Aron Thomas59
Thien Udomsrirungruang59
Luke Barratt58
Naomi Bazlov58
Pino Cholsaipant58
Louisa Cullen58
Thomas Finn58
Melissa Quail58
James Sun58
Mervyn Tong58

(19 December 2017)

Video of Vicky Neale’s IMO lecture at the Science Museum is now available.

(2 December 2017)

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

(2 November 2017)

The following participants in the UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) scored 40 or more out of 50 and have been awarded book prizes.

Connie Bambridge-Sutton50
Emily Beatty50
Louisa Cullen50
Hannah Erlebach50
Naomi Hope50
Yuhka Machino50
Sophie McInerney50
Melissa Quail50
Andrea Sendula50
Emma Sun50
Naomi Wei50
Naomi Bazlov49
Rose Blyth49
Sarah Gleghorn49
Alevtina Studenikina49
Katherine Horton47
Florence Miller46
Kira Dhariwal44
Lauren Weaver44
Kira Miller43
Amelia Rout43
Ella de Csillery42
Suzie Huang42
Milly Cohen41
Noam Eyal41
Tilly Joyce41
Sejal Patel41
Selina Wang41
Alice Horrell40
Soumya Krishna Kumar40
Melissa Yao40

(28 October 2017)

The markers’ report for the 2017 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper is now available, including extended discussions of the problems and the approaches taken by candidates.

(6 October 2017)

The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) paper was taken yesterday. Solutions are also available. The paper will be marked on the weekend of 14–15 October.

(8 August 2017)

The reports on past IMOs now include Geoff Smith’s report on IMO 2017.

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

(25 July 2017)

A press release about the UK performance at IMO 2017 is now available.

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

(21 July 2017)

The IMO papers were sat on 18 and 19 July. The results of the UK team members are shown below. We obtained three Gold and two Bronze medals and an Honourable Mention and a score of 130 out of 252, coming equal 9th out of 111 participating countries. The medal boundaries were for 25 for Gold, 19 for Silver and 16 for Bronze.

Name Q1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6TotalMedal
Joe Benton 7 7 5 7 1 229Gold Medal
Rosie Cates 7 1 0 7 0 318Bronze Medal
Jacob Coxon 7 3 0 7 0 017Bronze Medal
Neel Nanda 7 4 0 7 0 725Gold Medal
Alexander Song 7 1 0 7 0 015Honourable Mention
Harvey Yau 7 1 0 7 7 426Gold Medal

The achievements of this year’s UK olympiad teams will be celebrated at the Science Museum on Monday 25 September, when Professor Ursula Martin CBE will give the 40th annual IMO lecture.

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