British Mathematical Olympiad

News: Recent IMO programme activity, and IMO team selected (1 June 2020, updated 5 June)

The 2020 edition of the annual residential olympiad camp, due to be hosted at Trinity College, Cambridge, was cancelled because of the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown. In its place, BMOS organised a virtual camp, held April 6th to April 9th, for the twenty-six invited students, with lectures and problem-solving sessions delivered via video-conferencing software by a team of twelve volunteers. Following this, two rounds of selection tests were conducted online during the weekends of 25th April and 30th May. Based on these results, the students to represent UK at IMO 2020 are:

Samuel LiewThe West Bridgford School
Yuka MachinoMillfield School
Benedict Randall ShawWestminster School
Aron ThomasDame Alice Owen’s School
Tommy Walker MackayStretford Grammar School
Sherman YipTonbridge School

The reserves are:

Thomas Frith (first reserve)Horsforth School / Abbey Park High School
Sarah GleghornSkipton Girls’ High School
Sarah HendersonHighgate School
Mohit HulseSri Kumaran Public School

Congratulations to all students who qualified for these final rounds, and thanks to their parents and guardians for supporting the exams, and to our team of volunteers for setting and marking the papers, and leading discussions with the students. Thanks also are due to Oxford Asset Management for their support of the UK IMO programme in 2019–2020.

IMO 2020, originally planned for St. Petersburg, will now be hosted by Russia in an online format. The two papers will be sat on September 21st and 22nd. BMOS hopes that it will be possible for the UK team and their leaders to be together in one venue for IMO 2020, and we will offer updates and further details when the possibilities are more clear.

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