British Mathematical Olympiad

News: Severe weather warnings and BMO Round 1 (3 December 2008)

There are currently severe weather warnings for some areas for Thursday 4 December. It is possible that there may be school closures, and students in affected areas may be unable to attend school on Thursday.

On no account should a student or teacher place him or herself in danger merely in order to facilitate the sitting of BMO1. Here is the BMO committee’s advice in the event that weather interferes with the sitting of BMO1 tomorrow (Thursday 4 December):

In the event of weather preventing a candidate from sitting BMO1 on 4 December, he or she should

(a) Refrain from using the internet until after the paper is sat.

(b) Do not discuss the paper with anyone.

(c) Sit the paper as soon as possible after 4 December 2008.

Would schoolteachers please include explanatory notes regarding late scripts.

The BMO committee reserves the right to withhold prizes if they suspect that the integrity of the competition may have been compromised.

Geoff Smith
for the BMO Committee

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