British Mathematical Olympiad

News: Ben Elliott (24 September 2013)

Ben Elliott, a young man of exceptional talent, died on 21 September 2013, following complications associated with medical treatment. He represented the UK at the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Moldova (2010), the Romanian Master of Mathematics (2011) and the International Mathematical Olympiad in the Netherlands (2011). He was the top scorer at BMO2 in 2011, when he was a student at Godalming College. Since October 2011, he was reading mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he rapidly became an enthusiastic volunteer for olympiad activities.

BMOS had hoped that he would be the local organiser of our Trinity Camp in 2014, since he was both extremely popular and had a talent for helping others to work together. He is sorely missed, and we pass on our sympathy to his family.

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